07 August 1998
Elementis to sell food subsidiary

ELEMENTIS, the chemicals group formerly known as Harrisons & Crosfield, plans to sell its last food and agriculture business, BOCM Pauls, by the end of the year.

The subsidiary is valued at about £65 million. It has been hit by difficulties in UK agriculture.

Profits fell from £1.02m to £0.9m in the first half of 1997. Overall interim profits before tax for the group were £19.5m down from £38.6m. Sales fell to £539.1m from £937.6m.

  • The Times 07/08/98 page 26
  • The Independent 07/08/98 page 21 (The Investment Column)
  • Financial Times 07/08/98 page 18