- Paving specialist Marshalls said its revenue rose 21% in the first four months of the year, amid stronger sales in the public and sector and commercial end market.

Revenue for the four months through April rose to £180m, up from £149m on-year.

Sales rose by 13% when the impact of the acquisition of Edenhall was excluded.

Public sector and commercial end market sales rose 26%, while domestic market sales rose 9%.

'Recent trading has been strong and underlying indicators in the new build housing, road, rail and water management markets remain supportive to our growth strategy and plans,' the company said.

'The group continues to outperform the Construction Products Association's growth figures and the Board is increasingly encouraged regarding the group's performance for this financial year.'

'The group's focus remains the delivery of long-term sustainable growth, whilst maintaining a strong balance sheet and a flexible capital structure.'

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