Today WSH (parent company to BaxterStorey, Benugo, Caterlink, Holroyd Howe etc) announced that it had grown turnover by 12% for the first six months of 2012.
Chief exec Alastair Storey said investment in training and the supply chain helped it to deliver the results and plans to build on its market share in the rest of the year.
But 2012 continues to be challenging for all corners of the economy and WSH's good results are sadly not the norm in any sector.
How do you expect your business to fare in the next six months? What is your strategy for growth in the face of ongoing belt-tightening? Or is trade not really as tough as we're often led to believe?