TAKING STOCK

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rHeritage, the struggling housewares distributor, jumped 6.5p to 29p on the arrival of Jonathan Weeks, former managing director of Kingfisher's Woolworth stores chain, as a non-executive director. Simon Gold was confirmed as finance director. After a run of losses the company fought back to profits but suffered a sharp downturn in the first half of its last year.

rIES, developing electronic security equipment, is forging ahead on the Ofex market run by JP Jenkins. The shares rose 15p to 850p; last year they were 55p. The group, which has a hi-tech camera system that photographs users of cash dispensers, is thought to be planning a full listing next year - ignoring the in-between attractions of the Alternative Investment Market.

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