- Healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group Cello reports robust trading for the first six months to 30 June.

Like-for-like gross profit growth (which excludes the impact of acquisitions) has been in excess of 10% for the period.

The group has increased its investment in professional resource to service this high level of gross profit growth. Despite this increased investment overall group operating margins have also grown slightly in the period.

The board says trading for the first six months will be well ahead of the corresponding period in 2013 and that it expects to at least meet current full year market expectations.

At 8:13am: [LON:CLL] Cello Group PLC share price was +4p at 92p

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