- Northamber has narrowed its H1 pretax loss to £0.3m, from a loss of £0.7m. Revenue was £35.7m, from £30.2m. It proposed an interim dividend of 0.3p a share.

Looking ahead, chairman David Phillips said Northamber was confident the company was well placed to benefit from further improvements in revenue growth whilst also continuing to operate a tightly controlled cost structure, thus hopefully insulating it from any untoward surprises.

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