Underlying sales at UPVC products specialist Eurocell have risen by 8% since the vote to leave the EU. Eurocell posted a strong set of half-year results today with turnover up to £97.2m for the six months June 30 2016 from £82.5m last time.

Pre-tax profits were also up to £10.3m from £6.3m. Sales since the Brexit vote have also been encouraging with Eurocell monitoring the impact over the last seven weeks.

Chairman Bob Lawson said: “Looking forward, the result of the EU referendum has created uncertainty. However, we have made a good start to the second half of the year with sales +17% (+8% excluding acquisitions) over the first seven weeks of the period and we believe that our proven strategy and capabilities will enable Eurocell to deliver value to our customers and shareholders throughout the remainder of 2016 and beyond.”