RESULTS Billington is ahead of expectations

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Shares in structural steel firm Billington Holdings jumped eight per cent on the news that 2014 results will be ahead of market expectations following better trading in its second half.

The Barnsley firm’s rose 12.5p to close at 172.5p as the market welcomed the news the group’s revival is continuing. It follows a 132 per cent rise in first half profits to £790,000.