Equipment hire firm Vp said it has delivered an "excellent" set of half year results and said the UK market remains strong. The Harrogate-based group said that whilst there is some uncertainty around the implications that Brexit will have on the UK, day-to-day demand is "highly positive". Pre-tax profit rose 13 per cent to £21.2m in the six months to September 30 and revenues rose 12 per cent to £136m. Chief executive Neil Stothard said: "We've seen a maintained level of activity.
The Thirsk-based group, which has worked on the retractable roof for Wimbledon No 1 Court, the new stadium for Tottenham Hotspur F.C. and the Shard, said it is on track to deliver its strategic goal of doubling pre-tax profits by 2020. Underlying pre-tax profit rose to £12.9m in the six months to September 30 and revenues rose 16 per cent to £137m. The group has been hard at work at Wimbledon and Spurs, working around the sporting venues' summer tournament and football season.
The Wakefield-based budget fashion chain has managed to take market share from rivals after updating its clothing ranges in a turnaround led by chief executive Helen Connolly. Bonmarche said like-for-like sales rose an impressive 4.3 per cent in the six months to September 30. This is a far better performance than its rivals which are feeling the strain as shoppers hold back on spending in the midst of economic and political uncertainty.
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Selecting a term
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