Three British stocks to bolster your portfolio this St George’s Day

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Article updated: 23 April 2020 9:00am Author: Ian Forrest



Based in Wiltshire, Wincanton was founded in 1925 as a milk delivery company. Nowadays it is the largest British logistics firm and provides supply chain solutions across the UK and Ireland, including transport and warehousing for various market sectors including retailers, manufacturers, defence and construction. The latest update from the company in March stated that it had seen record levels of demand partly due to the lockdown situation.

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SDL is based in Berkshire and provides language translation and content management services, both through in-house specialists and the supply of software. It operates in 39 countries around the world with only around 11% of its revenues generated in the UK. The company's 1,400 in-house linguists translate 2.6 billion words annually and it offers products using cutting edge technology such as artificial intelligence. Earlier this month the company said it had seen no impact from the coronavirus pandemic in the first quarter, but said it was well placed to withstand an extended period of reduced trading if it should occur.

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Dotdigital is an AIM-listed digital marketing group based in London, supplying marketing automation software to medium and large companies. Its main product is Engagement Cloud, a platform which can be used to engage customers across many channels, including email and live chat, and can be integrated in online retail systems. Last week the company said it had seen a slight softening of revenue this year but still expected to deliver the market’s expectations for earnings and cash for the year to June.

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Ian Forrest

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Ian’s background in investments, financial journalism and research has seen him advising private investors on equities and helping to manage portfolios. His qualifications include the Certificate in Financial Planning and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment’s Investment Advice Diploma.

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