A HEALTHY year’s trading has seen profits more than treble for a Bury wholesaler.

Turnover has also increased from £1.53m to £3.06m to Cook Street based FirstChoice Bury from 2017 to 2018, according to their latest accounts.

This has all contributed towards profit margins at the Adil House firm being swelled from £47,682 to £181,752, over the same period, running to the end of October 2018.

And the average workforce at the wholesalers, which is run by Afzaal Ahmed, is reported to have risen from 18 to 30 year-on-year.

Trade debts have increased slightly, it has been reported, from £22,665 to £48,923.

And trade creditors have risen by an even smaller margin, from £45,789 in 2017 to £52,864 for 2018.

One financial headache for the company, which was first incorporated in 2014, will have to be resolved though.

FirstChoice has been named among a list of north-west firms given civil penalties for allegedly employing illegal workers.

The cash and carry is said to owe £30,000 for a transgression reported between October 1 and December 31 last year.