25 May 2010 – Final results

The group has reported a significant increase in pre tax profits, excluding exceptional items, of £843k (£379k) for the year ended 31 December 2009. It also reported an increase in sales to £18.2m (£16.1m) and a 7 per cent increase in its dividend to 7.2p (6.7p).    Basic earnings per share from continuing operations have risen substantially from 10.7p to 18.0p.  The group also reports that the trading levels have been sustained in the first quarter of 2010.