The group’s chief executive, William Rollason,
said the company believed it would be able to
meet its full-year objectives.
Rollason said over the reporting period, Kleeneze
had taken "significant steps" in its
bid to transform the firm into the UK’s
leading home shopping specialist with a number
of acquisitions, including I Want One of Those,
and its 50 per cent stake in a joint venture
television shopping channel on Sky 659, which
is to be rebranded eeZee tv.
are excited by the contributions these businesses
will make to the group in the future,"
Mr Rollason said.
return to pre-tax profitability was helped by
the disposal in July of its five per cent stake
in Premier Direct Group.
turnover rose to £79.3m, from £75.6m
company, whose agents distribute catalogues
to more than a million homes a week, said its
European division had also returned to growth,
with sales per distributor continuing to increase.
launch of our Dutch business has been a success
and we have already recruited 1500 distributors
since September," the company said in a
Sir Clive Thompson said: "We are excited
by the contribution that our investments in
internet and television shopping will make to
the group. "The complementary nature of
these distribution channels and our networks
will significantly increase our product range
as well as our market penetration and geographic