- Safestyle UK said the group's new financial year has begun very well with order intake for the first four months of 2016 showing growth of 24% on the year and ahead of management expectations.

"Our strong start to the year can be attributed to a number of factors, including a wider product range that represents excellent value, investment in our brand and the continued success of our market leading promotional finance," said chairman Steve Halbert.

"The comparators for the second half of the year will take into account the Group's enhanced promotional finance offer that was introduced in June 2015 and had a significant positive impact on trading in H2 2015," he said in an AGM statement.

"As a consequence, we expect the growth in order intake in H2 2016 to moderate from the current exceptional levels. The strong growth in our order intake to date makes the Board confident that the Group will deliver excellent results for 2016."

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