- Equipment rental group Vp said it expected to post annual results in line with market expectations after it made 'strong progress' over the winter period.

'The UK division has experienced consistent demand from its key infrastructure, construction and housebuilding markets,' the company said.

In its international division, however, the company said the offshore oil and gas sector 'has remained challenging'.

The integration process for the recently-acquired Brandon Hire Group had started well, it added.

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