- Trifast said current trading across all regions in the period to 31 August 2015 remains encouraging and in line with management expectations.

"Although the potential Chinese slowdown could have an impact on global markets, our sales within and into China currently amounts to only around 5% of the Group's annual revenue," the company said.

"Our pipeline is strong so we remain encouraged by the future growth profile of the business and our commercial progress looks set to continue positively during 2015/16," the company added.

Trifast's search search actively continues to add niche, well-run businesses to the group's portfolio, said executive chair Malcolm Diamond.

"There are some macroeconomic influences that we cannot control which may affect future earnings; however as a business we remain confident in our ability to deliver our strategy and progression in the future."

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