- Healthcare and consumer strategic marketing group Cello's headline pre-tax profits rose by 26.4% to £4.4m in the six months to the end of June - 28.9% up at constant currencies.

Revenues were up 9.4% and gross profit was up 14.8% at £39.5m. Like-for-like growth in gross profit was 11.7%. Headline operating profit was up 23.0% to £4.7m (2013: £3.8m). Headline operating margins were 12.0% (2013: 11.1%).

Chief executive Mark Scott said: "Both Cello Health and Cello Signal have performed strongly during the first six months and the business continues to expand globally in line with its stated strategy. The board remains confident of meeting full year expectations."

At 9:52am: [LON:CLL] Cello Group PLC share price was +1p at 93.5p

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