Textiles business grows sales past £20m

Home textiles and fabrics business Behrens has reported a growth in sales but saw profits slightly dip.

According to its latest filed accounts for the year ended 31 December 2019, total sales rose 5.6% to £20.6m from £19.5m in 2018.

Gross profit fell from £5.8m to £5.6m, while pre-tax profit resulted at £528,000, down by 33% from £797,000 year-on-year.

Stated within its report, the company said that it expects the general level of activity to remain stable reflecting current market conditions.