- Employee services provider Personal Group Holdings posted a 7.4% rise in annual profit, driven by higher insurance sales.

Pre-tax profit for the year through December rose to £10.2m, as revenue climbed 22% to £55.3m.

The company declared a full-year dividend of 23.0p per share, up 1.3% on-year.

'This performance reflects investments made by the Group which have strengthened our client offer, supported by our proven team and ability to innovate to meet market needs,' said chief executive Deborah Frost.

'As we move into 2019, we continue to be well placed to respond to the opportunities being created.'

At 9:44am: [LON:PGH] Personal Group Holdings PLC share price was +21p at 358p

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