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Lilleshall, the engineer, has increased pre-tax profits from pounds 1.25m to pounds 1.8m in the six months to 30 June. Interim dividend is 1.6p (1.5p).

Manders Holdings lifted pre-tax profits to pounds 4.1m ( pounds 2.4m) for the six months to 30 June. Interim dividend is raised by a third to 2.6p.

Benson Group boosted pre-tax profits from pounds 142,000 to pounds 915,000 in the year to 31 May. Total dividend is 0.1p.

Associated Energy Services climbed out of pounds 1.1m taxable loss to report a pounds 27,000 pre-tax profit for the seven months to 30 June. It declared no dividend and announced a change in the company's year end to 30 June.

TR Pacific Investment Trust reported net asset value per share as at 30 June of 95.3p (92.65p). No dividend was declared for the six months to 30 June.

Novalal, involved in the science of plant tissue culture, has incurred pounds 3.5m pre-tax loss for the 17 months to 31 December.

William Jackson & Son incurred pounds 1m pre-tax loss (profit pounds 3m) for the year to 25 April. No dividend.