- Health, safety, hygiene and environmental consultancy PHSC plc posts pre-tax profits of £500,000 for the year to the end of March - 6% up on last time.

Group revenues fell to £4.92m from £5.02m but net group assets increased to £5.13m from £5m and basic earnings per share rose to 3.21p from 2.89p.

The proposed final dividend of 0.90p is up from 0.85p in 2009.

The firm said prudent cost controls - including a pay freeze for all employees and directors - had helped to improve margins and deliver higher profits.

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