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Everards Brewery, the brewer, wine and spirit merchant and farming group, more than doubled pre-tax profits from pounds 899,000 to pounds 1.85m in the year to 30 September, despite a rise in turnover to pounds 35.4m (pounds 33.5m). Earnings per share grew to 67.3p (50.5p). Final dividend is 6.8p, making 13.6p (13.1p).

Samuel Heath & Sons, the giftware and hardware maker, lifted pre-tax profits from pounds 95,000 to pounds 136,000 in the six months to 30 September. Turnover was pounds 3.6m (pounds 3.55m). EPS rose to 3p (2.1p). The interim dividend is held at 1.5p.

Tamaris, which provides management and long-term care facilities for the elderly and the disabled, announced a pounds 2,000 pre-tax profit (loss pounds 28,000) for the six months to 31 March. Turnover rose to pounds 1.75m (pounds 1.7m). Share earnings recovered to 0.01p (LPS 1.26p). No dividend.

Windsor, the insurance and financial services group, incurred a pounds 1.1m pre-tax loss (profit pounds 616,000) for the year to 30 September. It was affected by a pounds 1.7m property write-down and pounds 116,000 in redundancy costs. Loss per share 3.93p (EPS 1.69p). No dividend.

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