- Operating profits at entrepreneurial investor CEPS plc rose 21.5% to £1.1m with revenues up 9% at £16.8m.

Results for the year to the end of December show earnings per share up 19% at 7.51p and gearing reduced to 57% from 74% in 2007.

Bank loans at the year end were lower by £686,000 at £1.6m while net debt fell by 10% to £2.9m.

It said: "The robust performance of the group noted at the half-year has continued strongly through the second half despite the very evident turmoil in the external environment."

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