Paper profits increase despite market’s declining volumes

The UK's largest independent paper merchants kept the profits rolling despite operating "in a market of declining volumes". Sutton Coldfield-based Premier Paper Group increased its pre-tax profits by 3% to £13.0m in 2017. Sales also increased by 3% during the year, reaching £223.7m. Premier Paper's finance director Simon Taylor said: "Improving on the results of 2016 was not a given in a market of declining volumes, yet 2017 proved to be a year of improved sales and profitability as the company consolidated its position as the... For the full story register now for free or login below...
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