- Heath (Samuel) & Sons reported a fall in profits as Brexit uncertainty continued to have a 'very bad effect' on its London and South Eastern customers within the UK.

Sales revenue fell to £13.89m from £14.35m for the year, and profit before tax slipped to £0.88m from £1.18m,

The operating profit, however, was better than last year at £1.38m, up from £1.34m reflecting savings made through overheads, the company said.

'Our current profitability allows us to recommend, in addition to the interim dividend of 5.5p per share which was paid 23rd March 219, a final dividend at the same level as last year, at 6.875p per share, which will be paid on 16th August 2019 to shareholders registered as at 19th July 2019,' the company said.

Story provided by