- Next Fifteen Communication's H1 pretax profit surged 60% to £3.27m, from £2.04m. Revenues rose 6% to £49.3m, from £46.6m. Its interim dividend rose 12% to 0.70p a share, from 0.625p.

"Next 15 has made significant progress on a number of fronts over the last six months," said chairman Richard Eyre.

"Enhancing the Group's capacity in relevant digital marketing skills, we have made two acquisitions, one in the content marketing space and the other in the insight/research arena," Eyre said.

"The strong trading pattern experienced in the second half of our last fiscal year has continued, putting the Group in position to deliver another year of progress in revenue and profitability."

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