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Stoke On Trent pottery firm Steelite has posted record sales for the second year running.
Turnover went up 9.4 per cent to £66.3million.
The company made profits of £7.9million
Healthy order books meant production at the North Staffordshire factory also increased, and as a result the workforce has grown this year to more than 700.
With the UK officially entering recession again this week a strong international performance has boosted the results, with sales to its biggest overseas market the United States growing by 11.25 per cent.
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