Portmeirion sales boosted by Jubilee china collection

 
Kasmira Jefford
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PORTMEIRION said demand for its Jubilee ranges of fine china helped boost profits in the first half of the year, despite tough global conditions.

The company behind the Spode and Royal Worcester crockery brands reported a six per cent rise in profit before tax to £1.5m while sales rose two per cent to £22.8m on a comparative basis.

Chairman Dick Steele said despite challenging economic conditions, the group was confident of its future prospects.

He said forward orders for Christmas were “strong”, which will benefit its trading figures in the second half of the year.