- Pressure Technologies' H1 pretax profit slipped to £1.31m, from £1.33m. Revenue was £19.9m, from £16.4m. It proposed raising its interim dividend by 8% to 2.8p a share, from 2.6p.

"The Group has had a busy and exciting six months," said chairman Alan Wilson in a statement.

"We have delivered strong trading performances in all three divisions, whilst completing two acquisitions and a very successful fundraising. The prospects for further growth are very encouraging and tangible," he said.

At 9:45am: [LON:PRES] Pressure Technologies PLC share price was +15p at 660p

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