Increased revenue at Norcros

Shower maker Norcros said yesterday group revenue in the six months to September had grown 9.4 per cent to £106m, up from £102.4m over the first half of last year. In a trading update, it said underlying pre-tax profit is expected to come in at £5.9m, up from £5.4m in 2011. Its Johnson Tiles brand performed particularly well, posting a 17 per cent sales rise over the period.