seconiqueFurniture importer and wholesaler Seconique ended five years of falling sales at its main trading subsidiary in the year to end June.

The Wednesbury based value furniture supplier (Seconique PLC) grew sales by 7.3 per cent to £23.6m, breaking a cycle stretching back to 2007–08 when its top line was over £34m.

Gross margin climbed 90 basis points to 30.7 per cent.

Profits dipped fractionally to just under £1.1m before tax, though would have been ahead of the prior year but for £115k one-off items associated with dilapidation costs.

Consolidated accounts including the results of its sister businesses are yet to be filed. In each of the past three years parent company Seconique Holdings has filed its annual results in the spring, last year registering a £1.1m pre-tax profit on group sales of £26.7m.