Arthur Lee & Sons, which makes steel and plastic products, almost quadrupled pre-tax profits from pounds 604,000 to pounds 2.3m in the six months to 31 March. Earnings per share improved from 1.28p to 5.13p. Interim dividend is raised to 4p (1.65p).
Year to 31 March
Creighton's Naturally, toiletries, soaps and fragrances manufacturer, lifted pre-tax profits from pounds 934,000 to pounds 1m, though sales declined to pounds 8.5m ( pounds 10.2m). Earnings per share are 13.9p (13.1p). Total dividend rose to 7.3p (7p).
Scott Pickford, which provides geological and computer services to exploration industries, fell to pounds 231,000 ( pounds 404,000) pre-tax profit. Earnings per share were cut to 0.93p (3.79p). Total dividend maintained at 0.8p.