- Creston expects its financial performance for the year to the end of March to be in line with the trading statement of January and consensus expectations for revenue, headline PBT and headline diluted earnings per share, with net cash ahead of expectations at over GBP1m.

As previously announced, exceptional charges against reported PBT will include a charge for impairment in the carrying value of goodwill.

Group chief executive Barrie Brien said: "We have ended the year in line with consensus expectations. The actions we have taken since our January update to the market, plus a more stable outlook for our clients, continue to develop our strong foundation for future growth."

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