Lloyd's insurance group Goshawk has unveiled increased operating profits of £3 million for the six months to June 1999, compared to £2m for the same period last year.

Profits were boosted by a strong influx of gross written premiums which rose from almost £30 m to more than £44 m in the first six months of 1999.

Profit after tax was £1.6 m or 2.7p per share, though this was slightly less than the comparable 3.5p per share last year.