British Vita sets record

Strong performance in the US and Europe has driven British Vita’s pre-tax profits to record levels. The chemicals firm’s 1998 pre-tax profits were £73.7m, up 11% on 1997. But chairman Bob McGee said the UK market remains ‘the most difficult area of trading’.

Strong performance in the US and Europe has driven British Vita’s pre-tax profits to record levels.

The chemicals firm’s 1998 pre-tax profits were £73.7m, up 11% on 1997. But chairman Bob McGee said the UK market remains ‘the most difficult area of trading’.