- Breedon Aggregates expects its pro forma trading results for the year to the end of December to be in line with market forecasts.

It says this is despite the severe weather in December which particularly affected business in Scotland.

The firm said sales volumes in England were well ahead of the previous year, while volumes in Scotland were slightly down.

Breedon Aggregates was created in September following the acquisition of Breedon Holdings - formerly the UK businesses of Ennstone - by Marwyn Materials.

It said good progress had been made towards repositioning the group following the acquisition.

Breedon said: "The outlook for the early part of 2011 is likely to be reasonable as work delayed by weather is completed.

"While there remains some uncertainty over the impact of the Comprehensive Spending Review on local authority budgets, the recovery in private sector construction is expected to continue."

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