He said sales increased 9% to 619 units compared with 570 units in the same period last year, and the group's average selling price was 10% higher at £103,100. This led to a rise in interim pre-tax profit from £18.6m to £22.1m on turnover that was 9% higher at £63.9m.
McCarthy said: "This outcome is particularly commendable bearing in mind the events of 11 September, which occurred at the beginning of the financial period and came on top of what appeared to be a weakening economic outlook in the UK as well as the USA."
After a temporary blip, we finished the half-year strongly
John McCarthy, chairman