- Pre-tax profits at FDM Group (Holdings) rose to £20.6m in the six months to the end of June - 32.9% up on last time.

Revenues were 35.4% up at £117.1m and adjusted operating profits rose by 34.9% to £22.4m.

The group has declared an interim dividend of 12.0p per share - up 29%.

Chief executive Rod Flavell said: "This has been a very positive first half with good growth in Mountie revenue and operating profit, driven in particular by excellent performances in our North America and APAC regions together with a very strong close to the period in the UK.

"Mountie revenue generated outside of the UK was 50% of total Mountie revenue in the period, up from 43% for the first half last year and, at the time of writing, I am delighted to be able to report that we have achieved another significant milestone as we have comfortably passed 3,000 Mounties assigned to client sites.

"With our proven business model, continuing geographic expansion, growing customer base and portfolio of established training facilities, the board anticipates that the Group's performance for the full year will be comfortably ahead of its previous expectations."

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