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Half year to 30 September

Break for the Border, the restaurateur, made pre-tax profits of pounds 140,000 ( pounds 149,000). Earnings per share 1.6p (2.6p). No dividend.

Enterprise Computer Holdings, the mainframe servicer, made a pre- tax profit of pounds 25,000 (loss pounds 3.4m). Loss per share 0.02p (lps 4.3p). No dividend.

Hicking Pentecost, the knitwear company, made profits of pounds 2m ( pounds 1.6m). Earnings per share 8.9p (7.7p). Interim dividend 1.5p (1.3p).

Stirling Group, the clothes maker, made pre-tax profits of pounds 223,000 ( pounds 1.4m). Loss per share including exceptional items is 0.06p compared with earnings last time of 1.1p. Interim dividend is 0.55p (0.5p).

Total Systems, the computer software writer and equipment supplier, made taxable profits of pounds 12,330 ( pounds 424,536). Eps 0.1p (2.8p). No dividend (1.5p).

Fine Art Developments, the stationery group, made taxable profits of pounds 5.5m ( pounds 4.9m). Eps 4.9p (4.5p). Interim dividend 3.3p (3p).

Birkby, the business services company, made pre-tax profits of pounds 581,000 ( pounds 204,000). Eps is 3.5p (4.8p). Interim dividend is 1.2p (1p).

Scantronic, electronic data equipment supplier, made taxable profits of pounds 1.6m ( pounds 1.5m). Eps 1.9p (1.8p). Interim dividend 0.84p (0.79p).

Full year to 30 September

Titon Holdings, the window fitter, made taxable profits of pounds 2m ( pounds 1.9m). Eps 12.1p (11.7p). Final dividend 2.9p making 4.2p total (3.7p).

Johnson & Firth Brown, the engineer, made pre-tax profits of pounds 3.1m ( pounds 7.1m). Eps 1.4p (3.3p). Final dividend 0.35p making 1.35p (3p).

Western Selection, the investment finance company, made pounds 3,500 pre- tax ( pounds 24,800). Eps 0.3p (0.15p). Final and total dividend 0.25p (nil).

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