Devro sees 86pc profit boost

Scottish sausage skin maker Devro yesterday announced an 86 per cent rise in first-half profit, from £9.2m in 2009 to £17.1m this time around. The company, headed by chief executive Peter Page, also announced an increase in its interim dividend to shareholders of 40 per cent to 2.0p per share, up from 1.425p per share last year.