- Safestyle UK has lifted its FY pretax profit to GBP17.6m, from GBP16.4m, with revenue up to GBP148.9m, from GBP136m. It recommended a final dividend of 6.8p a share, taking the total to 10.2p. There was also a special dividend of 6.8p a share.

CEO Steve Birmingham said:

"Safestyle has continued to grow both revenue and profit, achieving record levels of both in 2015. For the eleventh consecutive year we have increased our market share and, as a result, strengthened our position as the leading operator in the retail replacement window and door market.

"During 2015 we continued our geographic expansion by opening three new sales branches, added conservatory upgrades to our product range and introduced an improved suite of promotional consumer finance options.

"The Group is well positioned to continue to grow market share, expand our sales branch network and broaden our product range. In the current financial year, so far, order intake has been very strong giving us the confidence that we will maintain our successful progress in the year ahead."

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