Performance in line with management expectations
Revenue 8.4% higher at £242.0m, or 6.9% on a like for like basis
UK revenue 6.8% ahead
Underlying operating profit 3.1% higher at £38.9m
Underlying diluted earnings per share 5.9% higher at 14.3 pence per share
Net debt of 2.0 times LTM EBITDA compared to 2.3 times in the prior year, and on track to meet management expectations for the year.
Interim dividend increased 16.1% to 3.6 pence per share