- WH Ireland has improved its H1 pretax profit to £0.59m, from £0.2m. Group revenue rose 9% to £15.94m, from £14.69m.

CEO Richard Killingbeck said:

"We have reported an improved and profitable first half performance with increased discretionary funds under management in Private Wealth Management and increased numbers of clients in Corporate Broking.

"The actions we have taken in order to achieve the margins that the Company is capable of producing will begin to benefit the second half and beyond. We remain cautiously optimistic and look forward to the next six months with confidence."

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