Onthesameday,Sheldricksfellowboardmember,VandaMurray,alsoboughtastakeinthefirm,buyingup2,000for446。

88peach(equalto0。

0001%inthecompany)。

Thecompanysriseinprofit,forthehalfyearendedFebruary29th,wastheresultofbumperdemandfromitsenergyandminingcustomers。

Underlyingpre-taxprofitincreasedto£48。

1mwhilepre-taxprofitroseto£41。

7mfrom£26。

6mthepreviousyear。

Revenuefortheperiodswelledto£412mfrom£332。

5mpreviously。

ThegroupsaidtradingsinceFebruaryhasbeeninlinewithcompanyexpectations。

TopDirectorBuys

Fenner(FENR)

Directorname:MrJohnSheldrick

Amountpurchased:10,000@440。

00p

Value:£44,000

EasternEuropeanTrust(EST)

Directorname:MsRachelBeagles

Amountpurchased:10,096@257。

50p

Value:£25,997

GamesWorkshopGroup(GAW)

Directorname:MrMarkWells

Amountpurchased:4,490@569。

94p

Value:£25,590

Vislink(VLK)

Directorname:MrJohnVarney

Amountpurchased:32,827@33。

20p

Value:£10,899

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IFGGroup(IFP)

Directorname:MrDeclanKenny

Amountsold:50,000@122。

68p

Value:£61,340

GamesWorkshopGroup(GAW)

Directorname:MrMarkWells

Amountsold:1,982@570。

00p

Value:£11,297

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