THG rejects £2bn bid as Candy mulls rival offer

THG plc, the Manchester e-commerce, beauty and nutrition giant, confirmed late on Thursday that it “received a third unsolicited, highly preliminary and indicative non-binding” takeover proposal…



Begbies expects revenue up 30% to £109m

Shares of Manchester-based corporate rescue firm Begbies Traynor Group plc rose about 9% on Thursday after the firm published an update on trading for its financial year…





Victorian Plumbing shares down 80% since IPO

Skelmersdale, Lancashire-based Victorian Plumbing Group has published half year results for the six months ended March 31, 2022, showing revenue was down 5% year-on-year to…


Accrol shares up 10% as it raises prices

Shares of Blackburn-based toilet roll and tissue maker Accrol Group rose about 10% on Tuesday after it published a trading update saying it has “successfully navigated…


Fintel shares rise on strong trading

Shares of Huddersfield-based Fintel plc, a provider of compliance and business services to financial advisers and institutions, rose about 7% on Tuesday after it published…








Grainger first-half profit up 122% to £99m

Newcastle-headquartered Grainger plc, the UK’s largest listed residential landlord, said its profit before tax for the six months ended March 31 soared 122% to £98.8 million as revenue…












Co-op Bank Q1 income up 36% to £110m

Manchester-based Co-op Bank on Thursday published a first quarter trading update for the three months ended March 31, saying it made profit before tax of £30.5 million, up…



Johnson to restore dividends; shares up 8%

Shares of Runcorn-based workwear and textile firm Johnson Service Group (JSG) rose about 8% on Wednesday after it published a positive trading statement for its AGM saying…




Card Factory revenue up 28% to £364m

Shares of Wakefield-based greeting card and gift retailer Card Factory rose about 5% on Tuesday after it published results for the year to January 31, 2022,…



SIG shares up 12% amid strong trading

Shares of Sheffield-based international building materials supplier SIG plc rose about 12% on Friday after it published a trading update saying it expects to deliver full…







Gleeson hires Graham Prothero as CEO

Sheffield-based affordable house builder MJ Gleeson plc has announced that Graham Prothero, currently chief operating officer of Vistry Group, will succeed James Thomson as CEO of…



Persimmon tells AGM forward sales £2.8bn

York-based house building giant Persimmon plc said on Wednesday its current forward sales position is £2.8 billion and the average selling price in the forward…