ThisisMoney: FCUK profits slide 60%
FRENCH Connection boss Stephen Marks today promised a comeback in 2006 after a 60% slump in profits and a year as bad as any he could remember. 'The last year has proved to be the most difficult we have experienced for a considerable period of time,' said Marks. 'I have been in this business for 30 years and last year was very tricky.' In the year to 31 January, French Connection reported pre-tax profits of £12.2m against £33.7m in the previous year.