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Thursday 26 April, 2001

Wescol Group PLC

Trading Statement

Wescol Group PLC
26 April 2001


                               
                       WESCOL GROUP PLC
                               
                       Trading Statement


The  board of Wescol Group plc (the 'Company') announces that,
despite a strengthening forward order book, it expects to make
a  loss  in  its current financial year of not more than  £2.8
million  of  which  approximately £1.6 million  is  likely  to
represent  operating  losses  and  interest  charges  and  the
remaining   £1.2  million,  exceptional  charges   principally
resulting from the reorganisation at Worcester.

Wescol  Glosford,  the  Company's  principal  subsidiary,   is
expected to begin trading profitably from next month  but,  in
difficult  market conditions, its turnaround has taken  longer
than  anticipated.  The Company's Westok subsidiary is trading
profitably, as is Marbank Construction.


Enquiries

Peter Price, Chairman
Wescol Group plc                             01422 203522


Toby Wilkinson/Oliver Jones
Bell Pottinger Financial                     020 7353 9203



                                                                                
                                                                         

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