UK-based chilled convenience foods group Uniq has reported higher first-half profits, which the company said reflected continued progress by Uniq in delivering better profitability and an acceleration in revenue growth. Operating profit from continuing businesses, before goodwill and exceptionals, was £17.2m for the half year to 27 September, up 65% year-on-year. Profit before tax, goodwill and exceptionals, was £11.4m, up 13% year-on-year.