Textile rental boosts Johnsons

Year-end profits at Johnson Service Group grew to £13.7m on revenues of £242.3m in 2011, up from £4.5m the year before. The results were boosted by a £15.4m operating profit from its textile rental division, which provides linen to the hotel, catering and corporate hospitality markets. However earnings from the firm’s flagship dry cleaning arm, responsible for the Johnsons Dry Cleaners and Jeeves of Belgravia chains, stayed static at £2m as revenues dipped slightly to £77.3m.