Source - SMW
GB Group saw  revenue growth of 19.2% to £87.5m in the year to the end of March,  including organic revenue growth of 12%.

Adjusted operating profits rose by 26.6% to £17.0m and there was a 23.6% increase in adjusted basic earnings per share to 13.1p.

Pre-tax profits were up 8.2% (after exceptional costs) at £10.1m and the group announced a progressive 13.0% increase to the proposed dividend for 2017 to 2.35 pence per share (2016: 2.08 pence).

Chief executive Chris Clark said: "We have made a positive start to the year, with trading in line with management expectations. 

"We have also completed a successful acquisition and I am excited about the opportunities this brings.   "As this is my first statement as CEO I wanted to thank the GBG team for making me feel so welcome.  

"I am committed to continuing to invest in our people, customers, products and services to provide another positive year for all our stakeholders. 

"I am confident in the direction we are heading as a Group and I am looking forward to the year ahead."