Textile rental shines for Johnson Service Group

JOHNSON Service Group, the Cheshire-based company behind the Johnson's dry cleaning shops chain and three textile rental brands, has reported strong half year profits and said it expects to top forecasts for the full year.

Boosted by a four month contribution from the recently-acquired Bourne hotel linens business, total revenue in the six months to June 2014 was £101.6m. Adjusted operating profit increased by 25.3% to £9.4m (June 2013: £7.5m) and profit before tax rose 54.5% to £8.5m.

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