Johnson Service Group, the UK textile rental provider, continued to trade very well in the first half with the results for the full financial year now expected to be slightly ahead of management expectations, the group announced on 4 July.

In a trading update for the six months to 30 June 2017, JSG said is very well placed for the seasonally busy summer months following the successful completion of two major investment programmes at the Southall and Chester factories.

The board remains focused on driving the operational and synergy cost benefits of last year’s acquisitions as well as considering further opportunities to develop the business.

Results for the half year are expected to be published in early September.