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THG shares up 25% amid rejected £2bn bid

Shares of Manchester-based THG rose 25% to £1.45 on Friday after the e-commerce, beauty and nutrition giant revealed late on Thursday it had rejected a £2.07…


Croda shares rise on strong trading

Shares of Croda International, the Snaith, East Yorkshire-based FTSE 100 speciality chemicals giant, rose about 4% on Friday after the firm published a strong trading…



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…