Cake manufacturer Inter Link Foods' profit before tax, exceptional items and amortisation to 6 May rose 20.7% to £7.1m on sales up 32.5% at £130m.

It added that like-for-like sales excluding acquisitions for the period had increased 9.9%.

Alwin Thomson, chairman of Inter Link Foods, said: “We are confident that we are continuing to build a platform of performance improvements across the group and we expect significant initiatives that are in place to bring considerable future benefits.”