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If only you’d invested in: Marshalls

Marshalls makes concrete and stone paving for retail outlets and the construction industry, operating throughout the UK. Business has held up well despite the Brexit uncertainty.

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Marshalls (LSE: MSLH) makes concrete and stone paving for retail outlets and the construction industry, operating throughout the UK. Business has held up well despite "ongoing macro-economic and Brexit uncertainty", asthe group's chair Vanda Murray puts it.

A combination of organic growth and bolt-on acquisitions boosted revenue by 14% to £491m in 2018, while pre-tax profits climbed by 21% to £62.9m. Early 2019 seems to be continuing in the same vein, with sales up by 16% year-on-year in the first two months. The share price has risen by 57% in the last year.

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