Pinewood feels the Bond effect

Pinewood Shepperton studios has swung back into the black in the first half of the year, it said yesterday, after the production of the latest Bond film Skyfall helped to boost profits. In the six months to 30 September, revenue grew £27.1m from £24.6m in the same period a year ago, while profits before tax after exceptionals was £3m, compared to the £5.4m loss reported in December 2011. Pinewood also appointed Ruth Prior as a non-executive director.