UK textile rental provider Johnson Service Group (JSG) said on Thursday 5 July that it expects full-year results to be slightly ahead of market expectations.

Following an update in early May, trading for the six months to 30 June 2018 has continued to be strong, benefiting from both the acquisitions made in the second half of 2017 and from an encouraging underlying performance, said the group.

Planned capital investment across the business is continuing, increasing the group’s processing capacity and productivity levels. Results for the half-year are expected to be published in early September.