Headlam Group : Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2016 . Group revenue up 4.8% to £328.7 million (H1 2015: £313.5 million) . Profit before tax up 22.4% to £15.11 million (H1 2015: £12.35 million) . Interim dividend up 11.7 percent to 6.7 pence per share . August is traditionally one of the group's peak trading months in the UK with the annual summer refurbishment of educational institutions. . To date, this seasonal business seems to have been unaffected by the result of June's referendum on EU membership. . However, the referendum result gave rise to a weakening in sterling, and the group has sought to mitigate this adverse inflationary effect by implementing price increases earlier this month for residential floorcoverings imported from Continental Europe . It is pleasing that these price increases appear to have had no adverse impact on the level of residential revenues to date .Our market appears to be robust and, subject to the key trading period in the run-up to Christmas, the board remains confident of achieving full year expectations.
Headlam Group Plc:Announces has decided to increase the interim dividend by 15.4 pct to 6.0p (H1 2014: 5.2p).Says the dividend will be paid on Jan. 4 2016 to shareholders on the register as at Dec. 4.