In an interim management statement this morning for the 10 months to 31st October 2014, Marshalls said that its revenue from continuing operations reached £312m, up from £265m for the same period last year.
Order intake and sales growth remain strong in all its end markets, it said, and barring any sudden downturn “it is likely that the full year results will be above current market expectations”.
Public sector and commercial sales (which represent 63% of Marshalls' sales) were up 21%, on a continuing basis. Domestic sales (31% of the total) were up 10%. The remaining 6% of group sales comes from abroad. Revenues here are up 34% this year.