Increase in profits for Langholm firm

Langholm-based Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group has reported a 130 per cent increase in turnover to £566.7m and increased operating profit of £58.5m, up 184 per cent.

Like for like sales in the underlying business, which incorporates the Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home brands, increased by 1.2 per cent, with online sales up 57.5 per cent. The business also opened 56 stores and created 920 jobs.