A major Perthshire construction materials company said Covid would only have a small impact on its annual sales as it anticipated a full return to normal trading.
Blairgowrie-based A Proctor Group, produces a range of construction products including acoustic flooring, thermal insulation and condensation control materials.
Newly filed accounts show the firm saw pre-tax profits increase by 10.2%, to £2 million for the year ending December 31, 2019.
Turnover dipped from £29.8m to £29.7m last year.
The firm said the pandemic had resulted in poorer sales for two months this year, but it had adapted quickly.
Communications director Angela McIntyre said: “We are looking at a strong third and fourth quarter and are now better prepared for a second spike should it happen.
“The group had a very strong year in 2019 which gave confidence as regards to budget expectations in 2020.
“We had a steady first quarter this year until Covid-19 unexpectedly hit in March and found our sales hugely reduced in April like many other businesses across the world.
“The second quarter was a challenge, however quarter three is looking very successful and we are responding well to the needs of construction industry as it rebuilds itself.
“The outlook is good and with our people being a huge asset, we will go from strength to strength.”
The firm has a headcount of 63 overall, with 54 employed in Perthshire.
The current focus of the company is on airtight membranes and fire solutions suitable for new build and refurbishment, as well as the growing modular offsite manufacturing sector.
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The A.Proctor Group provides a wide range of quality, innovative solutions which are designed to meet the continuously evolving requirements of the construction industry. Our commitment to keeping pace with this progress has led to the group’s expansion, today encompassing five individual divisions