James Halstead posts record flooring revenue, profit and dividends for the year to the end of June.

Revenue rose to ã223.5m - up 3% - while pre-tax profits increased by 3.1% to ã41.8m.

Earnings per ordinary share rose to 15.2p (2013: 14.5p) and the final dividend per ordinary share proposed of 7.0p (2013: 6.0p) - up 16.7%.

Chief executive Mark Halstead said: "We remain on track to continue growth, and following a decade which has seen a financial crisis and a global construction contraction and in which we have doubled turnover, tripled our profit after tax and quadrupled the dividend, I can only say not bad at all."