RESULTS Billington up as profits double

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Shares in structural steel firm Billington jumped six per cent on news that profits more than doubled in 2014 and it is to pay its first dividend in five years.

The Barnsley-based firm said all divisions were back in profit for the first time since the downturn and the group started 2015 with a strong order book.

Pre-tax profits rose 111 per cent to £1.9m.