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Trading Update and Notice of Interim Results

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04 October 2021

Press Release

4 October 2021



Vp plc

('Vp' or the 'Group')


Trading Update and Notice of Interim Results


Vp plc, the equipment rental specialist, is pleased to provide the following trading update.


The Group is trading well and in line with the Boards' expectations.  Group revenues are running at 96% of pre-Covid levels and the business is making excellent progress despite some market sectors not yet being back to historic levels of demand.



In the UK division demand from our core markets of infrastructure, housebuilding and construction has remained supportive.  Certain areas of major infrastructure investment such as HS2 have been very busy for the Group, with other key elements, such as the rail sector (CP6) and water (AMP7) expected to accelerate in H2.


General construction has been satisfactory with repair and maintenance work remaining good, but the sector is to a degree impacted by materials and labour resource constraints and the pace of growth will be partially dependent on these issues being resolved.  Residential construction remains supportive and we are seeing good demand in this segment.



The International division has also experienced a tangible recovery in trading in the new financial year despite the distraction of extended lockdowns in some parts of Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.



Supported by the Group's strong financial position, our businesses are in excellent shape to capitalise on further opportunities both in the UK and International markets.


Notice of Interim Results

The Group will announce its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 September 2021 on Tuesday, 30 November 2021.  There will be a video call for sell-side analysts at 09:30am on the day of results, hosted by Jeremy Pilkington (Chairman), Neil Stothard (Chief Executive) and Allison Bainbridge (Group Finance Director).


Please contact Buchanan at if you would like to receive the dial in details.


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For further information:


Vp plc

Tel: +44 (0) 1423 533 400

Jeremy Pilkington, Chairman

Neil Stothard, Chief Executive

Allison Bainbridge, Group Finance Director


Media enquiries:


Henry HarrisonTopham / Jamie Hooper / George Beale

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7466 5000



Notes to Editors


Vp plc is a specialist rental business providing products and services to a diverse range of markets including infrastructure, construction, housebuilding and energy markets, both in the UK and overseas.


The Group comprises a UK and an International division:




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