WEC_GROUP_HOLDINGS_LTD - Accounts


Company Registration No. 11324003 (England and Wales)
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
ANNUAL REPORT AND FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED
31 DECEMBER 2022
31 December 2022
PM+M Solutions for Business LLP
Chartered Accountants
New Century House
Greenbank Technology Park
Challenge Way
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5QB
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
COMPANY INFORMATION
Directors
J S Hartley
S A Hussey
R W Colburn
Company number
11324003
Registered office
Britannia House
Junction Street
Darwen
Lancashire
BB3 2RB
Auditor
PM+M Solutions for Business LLP
New Century House
Greenbank Technology Park
Challenge Way
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5QB
Bankers
Lloyds Bank PLC
Church St
Blackburn
BB2 1JQ
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
CONTENTS
Page
Strategic report
1 - 2
Directors' report
3 - 4
Independent auditor's report
5 - 8
Group statement of comprehensive income
9
Group balance sheet
10
Company balance sheet
11
Group statement of changes in equity
12
Company statement of changes in equity
13
Group statement of cash flows
14
Notes to the financial statements
15 - 30
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
STRATEGIC REPORT
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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The directors present the strategic report for the year ended 31 December 2022.

Business Review

The Group has had a very positive year with growth in both turnover and operating profit. There is a great deal of optimism about further future growth opportunities, and future success will continue to be grounded in upholding ongoing exceptional levels of customer service, product quality and value for money offerings in the market.

 

Total headcount at year end was 866.

 

The directors consider the business to be well placed for the future.

 

Principal risks and uncertainties

The principal risks to the business include the following:

 

  1. Operating in a very competitive marketplace. The company has consistently demonstrated its ability to mitigate this risk through provision of high-quality products at competitive prices with strong values in customer care and reliable delivery performance.

  2. Changes in technology. The Group mitigates this risk by continued re-investment in the latest available state of the art production equipment, allowing control of operating costs and highest levels of efficiency to maintain its position as market leader.

  3. Economic Uncertainty. At the date of this report, there are many uncertainties around the economic and other general impacts of recent events in Ukraine and any potential impacts on the business.

  4. Excessive and intrusive government legislation. A company's ability to remain competitive in a global supply chain can be negatively affected by unnecessary red-tape legislation and "red-tape".

 

Financial and other performance indicators

During the year, various indicators were used to monitor and compare the Group’s performance. The following are regarded as the key financial indicators of performance, all of which can be observed in the attached financial statements. The Group uses other performance indicators in its day to day operations but the directors consider these commercially sensitive and they are therefore not specifically disclosed.

 

-    Turnover £125.9m (2021: £103.0 million)

-    Gross Margin 27.2% (2021: 24.9%)

-    Operating Profit £9.43 million (2021: £5.12 million)

 

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
STRATEGIC REPORT (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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Stakeholder Engagement

The directors have a responsibility under S172 of the Companies Act 2006 to act in a way that promotes the Group's success for the benefit of the members as a whole, and to have regard to the long-term effects of decisions on the company and stakeholders, The following statement outlines the way in which these responsibilities are handled:

 

The Group is privately held and provides employment, training and financial reward to the owners and employees, including profit sharing arrangements.

 

Strategic decisions are based on medium and long-term objectives. In particular, the policy of continued investment in latest state of the art production technologies ensures high quality and efficiency of output and provides an ongoing competitive edge in the market.

 

Key stakeholders, and the ways in which we engage with them, are as follows:

 

Employees

 

We rely on a skilled and highly motivated workforce and recruitment & retention of staff is critical to the business. We help engagement with our team by:

 

Appropriate remuneration and reward for outstanding performance through profit sharing arrangements;

Providing industry leading training, coupled with career development opportunities.

 

Customers and suppliers

 

We invest heavily in the latest technology throughout our business so that we can continue to offer quality products at short lead times. Our customers value our high degree of expertise, reliability and value for money offerings. We have built a reputation for fair dealings in our interaction with both customers and suppliers alike.

 

On behalf of the board

J S Hartley
Director
28 June 2023
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
DIRECTORS' REPORT
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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The directors present their annual report and financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2022.

Principal activities

The principal activity of the group is that of specialist engineering services. The principal activity of the company is to act as a holding company.

 

The ultimate shareholder has requested that the directors include the following statement in the Directors report - the ultimate parent company is privately held, as is the group, and the shareholders believe that the requirement to publish the accounts of privately held companies is a violation both of the sprit and law under UK right to privacy legislation.

Directors

The directors who held office during the year and up to the date of signature of the financial statements were as follows:

J S Hartley
S A Hussey
R W Colburn
Results and dividends

The results for the year are set out on page 9.

Ordinary dividends were paid amounting to £6,000,000. The directors do not recommend payment of a final dividend.

Applications for employment by disabled persons are always fully considered, bearing in mind the aptitudes of the applicant concerned. In the event of members of staff becoming disabled, every effort is made to ensure that their employment within the group continues and that the appropriate training is arranged. It is the policy of the group that the training, career development and promotion of disabled persons should, as far as possible, be identical to that of other employees.

Employee involvement

The group's policy is to advise and inform employees of matters likely to affect their interests.

 

Information is provided through bulletins, newsletters and reports which seek to achieve a common awareness.

 

The group has a profit sharing scheme, which is designed to encourage the maximum employee involvement in successful group financial performance

Auditor

The auditor, PM+M Solutions for Business LLP, is deemed to be reappointed under section 487(2) of the Companies Act 2006.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
DIRECTORS' REPORT (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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Statement of directors' responsibilities

The directors are responsible for preparing the Annual Report and the financial statements in accordance with applicable law and regulations.

 

Company law requires the directors to prepare financial statements for each financial year. Under that law the directors have elected to prepare the financial statements in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice (United Kingdom Accounting Standards and applicable law). Under company law the directors must not approve the financial statements unless they are satisfied that they give a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the group and company, and of the profit or loss of the group for that period. In preparing these financial statements, the directors are required to:

 

  •     select suitable accounting policies and then apply them consistently;

  •     make judgements and accounting estimates that are reasonable and prudent;

  •     state whether applicable UK Accounting Standards have been followed, subject to any material departures disclosed and explained in the ;

  •     prepare the on the going concern basis unless it is inappropriate to presume that the group and company will continue in business.

 

The directors are responsible for keeping adequate accounting records that are sufficient to show and explain the group’s and company’s transactions and disclose with reasonable accuracy at any time the financial position of the group and company and enable them to ensure that the financial statements comply with the Companies Act 2006. They are also responsible for safeguarding the assets of the group and company and hence for taking reasonable steps for the prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.

Statement of disclosure to auditor

So far as each person who was a director at the date of approving this report is aware, there is no relevant audit information of which the auditor of the company is unaware. Additionally, the directors individually have taken all the necessary steps that they ought to have taken as directors in order to make themselves aware of all relevant audit information and to establish that the auditor of the company is aware of that information.

On behalf of the board
J S Hartley
Director
28 June 2023
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT
TO THE MEMBER OF WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
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Opinion

We have audited the financial statements of WEC Group Holdings Ltd (the 'parent company') and its subsidiaries (the 'group') for the period ended 31 December 2022 which comprise the group statement of comprehensive income, the group balance sheet, the company balance sheet, the group statement of changes in equity, the company statement of changes in equity, the group statement of cash flows and notes to the financial statements, including a summary of significant accounting policies. The financial reporting framework that has been applied in their preparation is applicable law and United Kingdom Accounting Standards, including FRS 102 The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland (United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice).

In our opinion the financial statements:

  •     give a true and fair view of the state of the group's and the parent company's affairs as at 31 December 2022 and of the group's profit for the year then ended;

  •     have been properly prepared in accordance with United Kingdom Generally Accepted Accounting Practice; and

  •     have been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.

Basis for opinion

We conducted our audit in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK) (ISAs (UK)) and applicable law. Our responsibilities under those standards are further described in the Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements section of our report. We are independent of the group and parent company in accordance with the ethical requirements that are relevant to our audit of the financial statements in the UK, including the FRC’s Ethical Standard, and we have fulfilled our other ethical responsibilities in accordance with these requirements. We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Emphasis of matter

We draw attention to the omission of Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting in the directors' report, in contravention of the requirements of The Companies (Directors' Report) and Limited Liability Partnerships (Energy and Carbon Report) Regulations 2018. Our opinion is not modified in this respect.

 

We also draw attention to the omission of reference to the impact of the company's operations on the community and environment, in contravention of the requirements of Section 172 of the Companies Act. Again, our opinion is not modified in this respect.

Conclusions relating to going concern

In auditing the financial statements, we have concluded that the directors use of the going concern basis of accounting in the preparation of the financial statements is appropriate.

 

Based on the work we have performed, we have not identified any material uncertainties relating to events or conditions that, individually or collectively, may cast significant doubt on the group's and parent company’s ability to continue as a going concern for a period of at least twelve months from when the financial statements are authorised for issue.

 

Our responsibilities and the responsibilities of the directors with respect to going concern are described in the relevant sections of this report.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT (CONTINUED)
TO THE MEMBER OF WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
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Other information

The other information comprises the information included in the annual report other than the financial statements and our auditor's report thereon. The directors are responsible for the other information contained within the annual report. Our opinion on the financial statements does not cover the other information and, except to the extent otherwise explicitly stated in our report, we do not express any form of assurance conclusion thereon. Our responsibility is to read the other information and, in doing so, consider whether the other information is materially inconsistent with the financial statements or our knowledge obtained in the course of the audit, or otherwise appears to be materially misstated. If we identify such material inconsistencies or apparent material misstatements, we are required to determine whether this gives rise to a material misstatement in the financial statements themselves. If, based on the work we have performed, we conclude that there is a material misstatement of this other information, we are required to report that fact.

 

We have nothing to report in this regard.

Opinions on other matters prescribed by the Companies Act 2006

In our opinion, based on the work undertaken in the course of our audit:

  • the information given in the strategic report and the directors' report for the financial year for which the financial statements are prepared is consistent with the financial statements; and

  • the strategic report and the directors' report have been prepared in accordance with applicable legal requirements.

Matters on which we are required to report by exception

In the light of the knowledge and understanding of the group and the parent company and their environment obtained in the course of the audit, we have not identified material misstatements in the strategic report or the directors' report.

 

We have nothing to report in respect of the following matters in relation to which the Companies Act 2006 requires us to report to you if, in our opinion:

  • adequate accounting records have not been kept by the parent company, or returns adequate for our audit have not been received from branches not visited by us; or

  • the parent company financial statements are not in agreement with the accounting records and returns; or

  • certain disclosures of directors' remuneration specified by law are not made; or

  • we have not received all the information and explanations we require for our audit.

Responsibilities of directors

As explained more fully in the directors' responsibilities statement, the directors are responsible for the preparation of the financial statements and for being satisfied that they give a true and fair view, and for such internal control as the directors determine is necessary to enable the preparation of financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error. In preparing the financial statements, the directors are responsible for assessing the parent company's ability to continue as a going concern, disclosing, as applicable, matters related to going concern and using the going concern basis of accounting unless the directors either intend to liquidate the parent company or to cease operations, or have no realistic alternative but to do so.

Auditor's responsibilities for the audit of the financial statements

Our objectives are to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements as a whole are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error, and to issue an auditor's report that includes our opinion. Reasonable assurance is a high level of assurance but is not a guarantee that an audit conducted in accordance with ISAs (UK) will always detect a material misstatement when it exists. Misstatements can arise from fraud or error and are considered material if, individually or in the aggregate, they could reasonably be expected to influence the economic decisions of users taken on the basis of these financial statements.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT (CONTINUED)
TO THE MEMBER OF WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
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Extent to which the audit was considered capable of detecting irregularities, including fraud

 

Irregularities, including fraud, are instances of non-compliance with laws and regulations. We design procedures in line with our responsibilities, outlined above, to detect material misstatements in respect of irregularities, including fraud. The extent to which our procedures are capable of detecting irregularities, including fraud, is detailed below.

 

We identify and assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to fraud or error, and then design and perform audit procedures responsive to those risks, including obtaining audit evidence that is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our opinion.

Identifying and assessing potential risks related to irregularities

 

In identifying and assessing risks of material misstatement in respect of irregularities, including fraud and non-compliance with laws and regulations, we have considered the following:

 

  • the nature of the industry and sector, control environment and business performance including the design of the group's remuneration policies, key drivers for directors’ remuneration, bonus levels and performance targets;

  • results of our enquiries of management about their own identification and assessment of the risks of irregularities;

  • the matters discussed among the audit engagement team regarding how and where fraud might occur in the financial statements and any potential indicators of fraud; and

  • any matters we identified having obtained and reviewed the Company's documentation of their policies and procedures relating to:

    • identifying, evaluating and complying with laws and regulations and whether they were aware of any instances of non-compliance;

    • detecting and responding to the risks of fraud and whether they have knowledge of any actual, suspected or alleged fraud; and

    • the internal controls established to mitigate risks of fraud or non-compliance with laws and regulations.

 

As a result of these procedures, we considered the opportunities and incentives that may exist within the organisation for fraud and identified the greatest potential for fraud in the following areas: timing of recognition of commercial income; posting of unusual journals and complex transactions; and manipulating the group's performance profit measures and other key performance indicators to meet remuneration targets and externally communicated targets. In common with all audits under ISAs (UK), we are also required to perform specific procedures to respond to the risk of management override.

 

We also obtained an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks that the group operates in, focusing on provisions of those laws and regulations that had a direct effect on the determination of material amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. The key laws and regulations we considered in this context included UK Companies Act, employment law, health and safety regulations, pensions legislation and tax legislation.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT (CONTINUED)
TO THE MEMBER OF WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
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Audit response to risks identified

Our procedures to respond to risks identified included the following:

  • reviewing the financial statement disclosures and testing to supporting documentation to assess compliance with provisions of relevant laws and regulations described as having a direct effect on the financial statements;

  • enquiring of management concerning actual and potential litigation and claims;

  • performing analytical procedures to identify any unusual or unexpected relationships that may indicate risks of material misstatement due to fraud;

  • reading minutes of meetings of those charged with governance and reviewing correspondence with HMRC; and

  • in addressing the identified risks of fraud through management override of controls, testing the appropriateness of journal entries and other adjustments; assessing whether the judgements made in making accounting estimates are indicative of a potential bias; and evaluating the business rationale of any significant transactions that are unusual or outside the normal course of business.

 

Owing to the inherent limitations of an audit, there is an unavoidable risk that we may not have detected some material misstatements in the financial statements, even though we have properly planned and performed our audit in accordance with auditing standards. For example, the further removed non-compliance with laws and regulations (irregularities) is from the events and transactions reflected in the financial statements, the less likely the inherently limited procedures required by auditing standards would identify it. In addition, as with any audit, there remained a higher risk of non-detection of irregularities, as these may involve collusion, forgery, intentional omissions, misrepresentations, or the override of internal controls. We are not responsible for preventing non-compliance and cannot be expected to detect non-compliance with all laws and regulations.

A further description of our responsibilities is available on the Financial Reporting Council’s website at: https://www.frc.org.uk/auditorsresponsibilities. This description forms part of our auditor's report.

Use of our report

This report is made solely to the parent company’s member, as a body, in accordance with Chapter 3 of Part 16 of the Companies Act 2006. Our audit work has been undertaken so that we might state to the parent company’s members those matters we are required to state to them in an auditor's report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the parent company and the parent company’s member as a body, for our audit work, for this report, or for the opinions we have formed.

David Gorton FCA CTA (Senior Statutory Auditor)
For and on behalf of PM+M Solutions for Business LLP
28 June 2023
Chartered Accountants
Statutory Auditor
New Century House
Greenbank Technology Park
Challenge Way
Blackburn
Lancashire
BB1 5QB
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
GROUP STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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2022
2021
Notes
£
£
Turnover
3
125,851,348
103,047,378
Cost of sales
(91,647,232)
(77,381,894)
Gross profit
34,204,116
25,665,484
Distribution costs
(5,763,041)
(5,159,482)
Administrative expenses
(19,080,393)
(15,809,068)
Other operating income
69,443
424,428
Operating profit
4
9,430,125
5,121,362
Interest receivable and similar income
8
669,129
397,425
Interest payable and similar expenses
9
(286,706)
(165,821)
Profit before taxation
9,812,548
5,352,966
Tax on profit
10
(2,517,676)
(1,623,368)
Profit for the financial year
7,294,872
3,729,598
Profit for the financial year is all attributable to the owners of the parent company.
Total comprehensive income for the year is all attributable to the owners of the parent company.

The profit and loss account has been prepared on the basis that all operations are continuing operations.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
GROUP BALANCE SHEET
AS AT
31 DECEMBER 2022
31 December 2022
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2022
2021
as restated
Notes
£
£
£
£
Fixed assets
Goodwill
12
18,350,724
22,085,724
Other intangible assets
12
69,832
-
0
Total intangible assets
18,420,556
22,085,724
Tangible assets
13
10,563,586
12,645,946
28,984,142
34,731,670
Current assets
Stocks
17
11,678,665
11,321,952
Debtors
18
43,475,045
31,505,944
Cash at bank and in hand
13,248,192
16,962,815
68,401,902
59,790,711
Creditors: amounts falling due within one year
19
(31,508,888)
(28,919,329)
Net current assets
36,893,014
30,871,382
Total assets less current liabilities
65,877,156
65,603,052
Creditors: amounts falling due after more than one year
20
(4,685,889)
(5,689,038)
Provisions for liabilities
Deferred tax liability
22
(436,957)
(454,576)
(436,957)
(454,576)
Net assets
60,754,310
59,459,438
Capital and reserves
Called up share capital
24
8,564
8,564
Share premium account
33,759,753
33,759,753
Other reserves
25
24,745,682
24,745,682
Profit and loss reserves
2,240,311
945,439
Total equity
60,754,310
59,459,438
The financial statements were approved by the board of directors and authorised for issue on 28 June 2023 and are signed on its behalf by:
28 June 2023
J S Hartley
Director
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
COMPANY BALANCE SHEET
AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2022
31 December 2022
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2022
2021
Notes
£
£
£
£
Fixed assets
Investments
14
63,170,984
63,170,984
Current assets
Debtors
18
4,937,675
4,650,000
Creditors: amounts falling due within one year
19
(8,760,000)
(8,472,325)
Net current liabilities
(3,822,325)
(3,822,325)
Total assets less current liabilities
59,348,659
59,348,659
Capital and reserves
Called up share capital
24
8,564
8,564
Share premium account
33,759,753
33,759,753
Other reserves
25
14,403,682
14,403,682
Profit and loss reserves
11,176,660
11,176,660
Total equity
59,348,659
59,348,659

As permitted by s408 Companies Act 2006, the company has not presented its own profit and loss account and related notes. The company's profit for the year was £6,000,000 (2021 - £5,000,000).

The financial statements were approved by the board of directors and authorised for issue on 28 June 2023 and are signed on its behalf by:
28 June 2023
J S Hartley
Director
Company Registration No. 11324003
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
GROUP STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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Share capital
Share premium account
Merger reserve
Profit and loss reserves
Total
Notes
£
£
£
£
£
As restated for the period ended 31 December 2021:
Balance at 1 January 2021
8,564
33,759,753
24,745,682
2,215,841
60,729,840
Year ended 31 December 2021:
Profit and total comprehensive income for the year
-
-
-
3,729,598
3,729,598
Dividends
11
-
-
-
(5,000,000)
(5,000,000)
Balance at 31 December 2021
8,564
33,759,753
24,745,682
945,439
59,459,438
Year ended 31 December 2022:
Profit and total comprehensive income for the year
-
-
-
7,294,872
7,294,872
Dividends
11
-
-
-
(6,000,000)
(6,000,000)
Balance at 31 December 2022
8,564
33,759,753
24,745,682
2,240,311
60,754,310
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
COMPANY STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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Share capital
Share premium account
Merger reserve
Profit and loss reserves
Total
Notes
£
£
£
£
£
Balance at 1 January 2021
8,564
33,759,753
14,403,682
11,176,660
59,348,659
Year ended 31 December 2021:
Profit and total comprehensive income for the year
-
-
-
5,000,000
5,000,000
Dividends
11
-
-
-
(5,000,000)
(5,000,000)
Balance at 31 December 2021
8,564
33,759,753
14,403,682
11,176,660
59,348,659
Year ended 31 December 2022:
Profit and total comprehensive income for the year
-
-
-
6,000,000
6,000,000
Dividends
11
-
-
-
(6,000,000)
(6,000,000)
Balance at 31 December 2022
8,564
33,759,753
14,403,682
11,176,660
59,348,659
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
GROUP STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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2022
2021
as restated
Notes
£
£
£
£
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations
30
13,891,673
18,002,753
Interest paid
(286,706)
(165,821)
Income taxes paid
(2,324,035)
(1,733,762)
Net cash inflow from operating activities
11,280,932
16,103,170
Investing activities
Purchase of intangible assets
(69,832)
-
Purchase of tangible fixed assets
(535,907)
(1,863,923)
Proceeds on disposal of tangible fixed assets
210,198
14,292
Interest received
669,129
397,425
Net cash generated from/(used in) investing activities
273,588
(1,452,206)
Financing activities
Loans to parent company
(7,500,000)
(3,000,000)
Payment of hire purchase obligations
(1,769,143)
(1,476,369)
Dividends paid to equity shareholders
(6,000,000)
(5,000,000)
Net cash used in financing activities
(15,269,143)
(9,476,369)
Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents
(3,714,623)
5,174,595
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year
16,962,815
11,788,220
Cash and cash equivalents at end of year
13,248,192
16,962,815
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
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1
Accounting policies
Company information

WEC Group Holdings Ltd (“the company”) is a private limited company domiciled and incorporated in England and Wales. The registered office is Britannia House, Junction Street, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 2RB.

 

The group consists of WEC Group Holdings Ltd and all of its subsidiaries.

1.1
Accounting convention

These financial statements have been prepared in accordance with FRS 102 “The Financial Reporting Standard applicable in the UK and Republic of Ireland” (“FRS 102”) and the requirements of the Companies Act 2006.

The financial statements are prepared in sterling, which is the functional currency of the company. Monetary amounts in these financial statements are rounded to the nearest £.

The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention. The principal accounting policies adopted are set out below.

1.2
Basis of consolidation

In the parent company financial statements, the cost of a business combination is the fair value at the acquisition date of the assets given, equity instruments issued and liabilities incurred or assumed, plus costs directly attributable to the business combination. The excess of the cost of a business combination over the fair value of the identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities acquired is recognised as goodwill. The cost of the combination includes the estimated amount of contingent consideration that is probable and can be measured reliably, and is adjusted for changes in contingent consideration after the acquisition date. Provisional fair values recognised for business combinations in previous periods are adjusted retrospectively for final fair values determined in the 12 months following the acquisition date. Investments in subsidiaries are accounted for at cost less impairment.

The consolidated group financial statements consist of the financial statements of the parent company WEC Group Holdings Limited together with all entities controlled by the parent company (its subsidiaries) and the group’s share of its interests in joint ventures and associates, if any.

 

All financial statements are made up to 31 December 2022.

 

All intra-group transactions, balances and unrealised gains on transactions between group companies are eliminated on consolidation. Unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of an impairment of the asset transferred.

1.3
Going concern

At the time of approving the financial statements, the directors have a reasonable expectation that the group has adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Thus the directors continue to adopt the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the financial statements.

1.4
Turnover

Turnover is recognised at the fair value of the consideration received or receivable for goods and services provided in the normal course of business, and is shown net of VAT and other sales related taxes. The fair value of consideration takes into account trade discounts, settlement discounts and volume rebates.

Revenue from the sale of goods is recognised when the significant risks and rewards of ownership of the goods have passed to the buyer (usually on dispatch of the goods), the amount of revenue can be measured reliably, it is probable that the economic benefits associated with the transaction will flow to the entity and the costs incurred or to be incurred in respect of the transaction can be measured reliably.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
1
Accounting policies
(Continued)
- 16 -

Revenue from long term contract works is recognised by reference to stage of completion when this, cost incurred and costs to complete can be estimated reliably. Stage of completion is assessed mainly in relation to materials consumed and labour applied to the contract as a proportion of total estimated costs.

1.5
Intangible fixed assets - goodwill

Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of acquisition of a business over the fair value of net assets acquired. It is initially recognised as an asset at cost and is subsequently measured at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses. Goodwill is considered to have a finite useful life and is amortised on a systematic basis over its expected life, which is usually 10 years.

 

For the purposes of impairment testing, goodwill is allocated to the cash-generating units expected to benefit from the acquisition. Cash-generating units to which goodwill has been allocated are tested for impairment at least annually, or more frequently when there is an indication that the unit may be impaired. If the recoverable amount of the cash-generating unit is less than the carrying amount of the unit, the impairment loss is allocated first to reduce the carrying amount of any goodwill allocated to the unit and then to the other assets of the unit pro-rata on the basis of the carrying amount of each asset in the unit.

1.6
Intangible fixed assets other than goodwill

Intangible assets acquired separately from a business are recognised at cost and are subsequently measured at cost less accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses.

 

Intangible assets acquired on business combinations are recognised separately from goodwill at the acquisition date where it is probable that the expected future economic benefits that are attributable to the asset will flow to the entity and the fair value of the asset can be measured reliably; the intangible asset arises from contractual or other legal rights; and the intangible asset is separable from the entity.

Amortisation is recognised so as to write off the cost or valuation of assets less their residual values over their useful lives on the following bases:

Computer systems
Once brought into use over 5 years straight line
1.7
Tangible fixed assets

Tangible fixed assets are initially measured at cost and subsequently measured at cost, net of depreciation and any impairment losses.

Depreciation is recognised so as to write off the cost or valuation of assets less their residual values over their useful lives on the following bases:

Leasehold improvements
over the term of the lease
Plant and equipment
10% - 33% straight line
Motor vehicles
20% - 25% straight line

Assets in the course of construction are not depreciated.

The gain or loss arising on the disposal of an asset is determined as the difference between the sale proceeds and the carrying value of the asset, and is recognised in the profit and loss account.

1.8
Fixed asset investments

In the parent company financial statements, investments in subsidiaries are initially measured at cost and subsequently measured at cost less any accumulated impairment losses.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
1
Accounting policies
(Continued)
- 17 -
1.9
Impairment of fixed assets

At each reporting period end date, the group reviews the carrying amounts of its tangible and intangible assets to determine whether there is any indication that those assets have suffered an impairment loss. If any such indication exists, the recoverable amount of the asset is estimated in order to determine the extent of the impairment loss (if any).

1.10
Stocks

Stocks are stated at the lower of either cost or estimated selling price less costs to complete and sell. Cost comprises direct materials and, where applicable, direct labour costs and those overheads that have been incurred in bringing the stocks to their present location and condition.

At each reporting date, an assessment is made for impairment. Any excess of the carrying amount of stocks over its estimated selling price less costs to complete and sell is recognised as an impairment loss in profit or loss. Reversals of impairment losses are also recognised in profit or loss.

1.11
Cash at bank and in hand

Cash and cash equivalents are basic financial assets and include cash in hand, deposits held at call with banks, other short-term liquid investments with original maturities of three months or less, and bank overdrafts. Bank overdrafts are shown within borrowings in current liabilities.

1.12
Financial instruments

The group has elected to apply the provisions of Section 11 ‘Basic Financial Instruments’ and Section 12 ‘Other Financial Instruments Issues’ of FRS 102 to all of its financial instruments.

 

Financial instruments are recognised in the group's balance sheet when the group becomes party to the contractual provisions of the instrument.

Basic financial assets

Basic financial assets, which include debtors, cash and bank balances, are measured at transaction price.

Basic financial liabilities

Basic financial liabilities, including creditors, bank loans and loans from fellow group companies, are initially recognised at transaction price.

 

Trade creditors are obligations to pay for goods or services that have been acquired in the ordinary course of business from suppliers. Amounts payable are classified as current liabilities if payment is due within one year or less.

1.13
Taxation

The tax expense represents the sum of the tax currently payable and deferred tax.

Current tax

The tax currently payable is based on taxable profit for the year. Taxable profit differs from net profit as reported in the profit and loss account because it excludes items of income or expense that are taxable or deductible in other years and it further excludes items that are never taxable or deductible. The group’s liability for current tax is calculated using tax rates that have been enacted or substantively enacted by the reporting end date.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
1
Accounting policies
(Continued)
- 18 -
Deferred tax

Deferred tax liabilities are generally recognised for all timing differences and deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that they will be recovered against the reversal of deferred tax liabilities or other future taxable profits. Such assets and liabilities are not recognised if the timing difference arises from goodwill or from the initial recognition of other assets and liabilities in a transaction that affects neither the tax profit nor the accounting profit.

 

Deferred tax is calculated at the tax rates that are expected to apply in the period when the liability is settled or the asset is realised. Deferred tax is charged or credited in the profit and loss account, except when it relates to items charged or credited directly to equity, in which case the deferred tax is also dealt with in equity. Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset if, and only if, there is a legally enforceable right to offset current tax assets and liabilities and the deferred tax assets and liabilities relate to taxes levied by the same tax authority.

1.14
Employee benefits

The costs of short-term employee benefits are recognised as a liability and an expense, unless those costs are required to be recognised as part of the cost of stock or fixed assets.

 

The cost of any unused holiday entitlement is recognised in the period in which the employee’s services are received.

1.15
Retirement benefits

Payments to defined contribution retirement benefit schemes are charged as an expense as they fall due.

1.16
Hire purchase and operating leases

A hire purchase arises whenever the terms of the contract transfer substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership to the group.

 

Assets held under hire purchase are recognised as assets at the lower of the assets fair value at the date of inception and the present value of the minimum hire purchase payments. The related liability is included in the balance sheet as a hire purchase obligation. Payments are treated as consisting of capital and interest elements. The interest is charged to profit or loss so as to produce a constant periodic rate of interest on the remaining balance of the liability.

Rentals payable under operating leases, including any lease incentives received, are charged to profit or loss on a straight line basis over the term of the relevant lease except where another more systematic basis is more representative of the time pattern in which economic benefits from the leased asset are consumed.

1.17
Government grants

Government grants are recognised at the fair value of the asset received or receivable when there is reasonable assurance that the grant conditions will be met and the grants will be received.

2
Judgements and key sources of estimation uncertainty

In the application of the group’s accounting policies, the directors are required to make judgements, estimates and assumptions about the carrying amount of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and other factors that are considered to be relevant. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

 

The estimates and underlying assumptions are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Revisions to accounting estimates are recognised in the period in which the estimate is revised where the revision affects only that period, or in the period of the revision and future periods where the revision affects both current and future periods. The main areas of judgement are in relation to stock and debtor provisions, and the useful economic lives and residual values of the group's fixed assets.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 19 -
3
Turnover and other revenue
2022
2021
£
£
Other significant revenue
Interest income
669,129
397,425
2022
2021
£
£
Turnover analysed by geographical market
United Kingdom
124,486,087
102,419,953
Europe
1,095,780
422,184
Rest of World
269,481
205,241
125,851,348
103,047,378
4
Operating profit
2022
2021
£
£
Operating profit for the year is stated after charging/(crediting):
Government grants
(14,025)
(322,490)
Depreciation of owned tangible fixed assets
1,743,632
1,804,117
Depreciation of tangible fixed assets held under hire purchase
1,906,770
1,739,426
Profit on disposal of tangible fixed assets
(206,654)
(752)
Amortisation of intangible assets
3,735,000
3,735,000
Operating lease charges
1,948,338
1,822,612
Included within government grants is £Nil (2021: £316,535) which was received as part of the government JRS scheme.
5
Auditor's remuneration
2022
2021
Fees payable to the company's auditor and associates:
£
£
For audit services
Audit of the financial statements of the group and company
16,500
19,000
Audit of the financial statements of the company's subsidiaries
63,500
59,000
80,000
78,000
For other services
Taxation compliance services
8,200
8,800
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 20 -
6
Employees

The average monthly number of persons (including directors) employed by the group and company during the year was:

Group
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
Number
Number
Number
Number
Production
674
674
-
-
Selling and distribution
36
34
-
-
Administration
156
154
3
3
866
862
3
3

Their aggregate remuneration comprised:

Group
2022
2021
£
£
Wages and salaries
31,951,016
29,128,332
Social security costs
3,249,568
2,779,836
Pension costs
644,063
602,590
35,844,647
32,510,758

The only employees of the company are certain directors. No remuneration costs were incurred by the company during the period. The directors were paid for their services by the individual subsidiaries.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 21 -
7
Directors' remuneration
2022
2021
£
£
Remuneration for qualifying services
722,663
570,254
Remuneration disclosed above includes the following amounts paid to the highest paid director:
2022
2021
£
£
Remuneration for qualifying services
722,663
570,254
8
Interest and similar income
2022
2021
£
£
Interest income
Interest receivable
669,129
397,425
9
Interest and similar expenses
2022
2021
£
£
Other finance costs:
Interest on hire purchase contracts
286,706
165,821
10
Taxation
2022
2021
£
£
Current tax
UK corporation tax on profits for the current period
2,521,202
1,237,991
Adjustments in respect of prior periods
12,101
3,658
Total current tax
2,533,303
1,241,649
Deferred tax
Origination and reversal of timing differences
(12,001)
296,158
Changes in tax rates
(3,790)
85,561
Adjustment in respect of prior periods
164
-
0
Total deferred tax
(15,627)
381,719
Total tax charge
2,517,676
1,623,368
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
10
Taxation
(Continued)
- 22 -

The actual charge for the year can be reconciled to the expected charge for the year based on the profit or loss and the standard rate of tax as follows:

2022
2021
£
£
Profit before taxation
9,812,548
5,352,966
Expected tax charge based on the standard rate of corporation tax in the UK of 19.00% (2021: 19.00%)
1,864,384
1,017,064
Tax effect of expenses that are not deductible in determining taxable profit
723,534
716,937
Tax effect of income not taxable in determining taxable profit
-
0
(46,075)
Change in unrecognised deferred tax assets
-
0
(4,911)
Adjustments in respect of prior years
12,101
3,658
Effect of change in corporation tax rate
(3,790)
107,624
Fixed asset differences
(69,310)
(151,652)
Research and development tax credit
(9,407)
(19,277)
Deferred tax adjustments in respect of prior years
164
-
0
Taxation charge
2,517,676
1,623,368
11
Dividends
2022
2021
Recognised as distributions to equity holders:
£
£
Interim paid
6,000,000
5,000,000
12
Intangible fixed assets
Group
Goodwill
Computer systems
Total
£
£
£
Cost
At 1 January 2022
35,786,490
-
0
35,786,490
Additions
-
0
69,832
69,832
At 31 December 2022
35,786,490
69,832
35,856,322
Amortisation and impairment
At 1 January 2022
13,700,766
-
0
13,700,766
Amortisation charged for the year
3,735,000
-
0
3,735,000
At 31 December 2022
17,435,766
-
0
17,435,766
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
12
Intangible fixed assets
(Continued)
- 23 -
Carrying amount
At 31 December 2022
18,350,724
69,832
18,420,556
At 31 December 2021
22,085,724
-
0
22,085,724
The company had no intangible fixed assets at 31 December 2022 or 31 December 2021.
13
Tangible fixed assets
Group
Leasehold improvements
Assets under construction
Plant and equipment
Motor vehicles
Total
£
£
£
£
£
Cost
At 1 January 2022
450,286
156,358
20,457,360
506,964
21,570,968
Additions
5,535
97,260
1,328,471
140,320
1,571,586
Disposals
-
0
-
0
(1,137,951)
(76,050)
(1,214,001)
Transfers
-
0
(156,358)
156,358
-
0
-
0
At 31 December 2022
455,821
97,260
20,804,238
571,234
21,928,553
Depreciation and impairment
At 1 January 2022
273,731
-
0
8,396,289
255,002
8,925,022
Depreciation charged in the year
52,616
-
0
3,497,929
99,857
3,650,402
Eliminated in respect of disposals
-
0
-
0
(1,134,407)
(76,050)
(1,210,457)
At 31 December 2022
326,347
-
0
10,759,811
278,809
11,364,967
Carrying amount
At 31 December 2022
129,474
97,260
10,044,427
292,425
10,563,586
At 31 December 2021
176,555
156,358
12,061,071
251,962
12,645,946
The company had no tangible fixed assets at 31 December 2022 or 31 December 2021.
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
13
Tangible fixed assets
(Continued)
- 24 -
The net carrying value of tangible fixed assets includes the following in respect of assets under hire purchase agreements:
Group
Group
2022
2021
£
£
Plant and equipment
6,101,089
7,040,348
Motor vehicles
219,220
130,627
6,320,309
7,170,975
Depreciation charge for the year in respect of financed assets
1,906,770
1,852,268
14
Fixed asset investments
Group
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
Notes
£
£
£
£
Investments in subsidiaries
15
-
0
-
0
63,170,984
63,170,984
Fixed asset investments not carried at market value

Investments in subsidiaries are measured at cost less impairment.

Movements in fixed asset investments
Company
Shares in group undertakings
£
Cost or valuation
At 1 January 2022 and 31 December 2022
63,170,984
Carrying amount
At 31 December 2022
63,170,984
At 31 December 2021
63,170,984
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 25 -
15
Subsidiaries

Details of the company's subsidiaries at 31 December 2022, for all of which the company directly held 100% of the Ordinary shares, are as follows:

Name of undertaking
Nature of business
5750 Components Limited
Laser cutting, fabrication and forming of metals
HTA Group Limited
Fabrication and forming of metals, laser cutting, specialist engineering services and painting
MTL Advanced Limited
Fabrication and forming of metals, laser and water jet cutting, specialist engineering services and painting
Sherburn Metalwork Limited
Fabrication and forming of metals and specialist engineering services
WEC Group Limited
Fabrication and forming of metals, laser cutting, powder coating and the manufacture of camera towers
WEC Machining Limited
Hi-specification machining of metals
Wecjet Limited
High pressure water jet cutting and plasma cutting of metals

Registered office addresses (all UK):

The registered office of all group companies is the same as the parent company as stated in note 1.

 

Laser Engineering UK Limited, Welding Engineering Limited, M-Tec Architectural Metalwork Limited and DNA Metalwork Limited are dormant, directly wholly owned subsidiaries.

 

 

16
Financial instruments
Group
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
£
£
£
£
Carrying amount of financial assets
Debt instruments measured at amortised cost
42,499,161
31,498,075
4,937,675
4,650,000
Carrying amount of financial liabilities
Measured at amortised cost
32,466,699
32,055,952
8,760,000
8,472,325
17
Stock
Group
As restated
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
£
£
£
£
Raw materials and consumables
4,946,042
5,266,984
-
0
-
0
Work in progress
6,272,318
5,688,795
-
-
Finished goods and goods for resale
460,305
366,173
-
0
-
0
11,678,665
11,321,952
-
0
-
0
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 26 -
18
Debtors
Group
As restated
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
Amounts falling due within one year:
£
£
£
£
Trade debtors
25,585,382
21,557,374
-
0
-
0
Net revenue recognised on long term contracts
168,778
-
0
-
0
-
0
Corporation tax recoverable
161,008
208,302
-
0
-
0
Amounts owed by group undertakings
16,500,594
9,000,000
4,937,675
4,650,000
Other debtors
252,177
116,546
-
0
-
0
Prepayments and accrued income
802,966
617,590
-
0
-
0
43,470,905
31,499,812
4,937,675
4,650,000
Deferred tax asset (note 22)
4,140
6,132
-
0
-
0
43,475,045
31,505,944
4,937,675
4,650,000

A prior year restatement journal has been posted in WEC Group Limited's accounts. This journal reclassified amounts due from contract customers of £1,078,345 to work in progress, this is to ensure the figures are more comparable year on year for the readers of the accounts.

The amounts owed by group undertakings have no fixed repayment terms.

19
Creditors: amounts falling due within one year
Group
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
Notes
£
£
£
£
Obligations under hire purchase contracts
21
1,897,755
1,628,070
-
0
-
0
Trade creditors
15,415,094
14,918,627
-
0
-
0
Amounts owed to group undertakings
-
0
-
0
8,760,000
8,472,325
Corporation tax payable
176,910
14,936
-
0
-
0
Other taxation and social security
3,551,168
2,537,479
-
-
Other creditors
1,881,444
2,219,616
-
0
-
0
Accruals and deferred income
8,586,517
7,600,601
-
0
-
0
31,508,888
28,919,329
8,760,000
8,472,325
20
Creditors: amounts falling due after more than one year
Group
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
Notes
£
£
£
£
Obligations under hire purchase contracts
21
4,685,889
5,689,038
-
0
-
0
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 27 -
21
Hire purchase obligations
Group
Company
2022
2021
2022
2021
£
£
£
£
Future minimum lease payments due under hire purchase contracts:
Within one year
1,897,755
1,628,070
-
0
-
0
In two to five years
4,662,045
5,050,052
-
0
-
0
In over five years
23,844
638,986
-
0
-
0
6,583,644
7,317,108
-
-

Obligations under hire purchase contracts are secured upon the assets to which the contracts relate.

22
Deferred taxation

The following are the major deferred tax liabilities and assets recognised by the group:

Liabilities
Liabilities
Assets
Assets
2022
2021
2022
2021
Group
£
£
£
£
Accelerated capital allowances
477,620
498,876
2,748
6,132
Other timing differences
(40,663)
(44,300)
1,392
-
436,957
454,576
4,140
6,132
The company has no deferred tax assets or liabilities.
Group
Company
2022
2022
Movements in the year:
£
£
Liability at 1 January 2022
448,444
-
Credit to profit or loss
(15,627)
-
Liability at 31 December 2022
432,817
-
WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 28 -
23
Retirement benefit schemes
2022
2021
Defined contribution schemes
£
£
Charge to profit or loss in respect of defined contribution schemes
644,063
602,590

Defined contribution pension schemes are operated for all qualifying employees. The assets of the schemes are held separately from those of the group in independently administered funds.

At the balance sheet date, these contributions outstanding totalled £161,806 (2021 - £145,196).

24
Share capital
Group and company
2022
2021
2022
2021
Ordinary share capital
Number
Number
£
£
Issued and fully paid
Ordinary shares of £1 each
8,564
8,564
8,564
8,564
25
Other reserves

The other reserves is a merger reserve which arose on the issue of shares on an acquisition in 2018.  The balance is stated after the effect of related transactions on the same day including dividends in specie and impairments.

26
Operating lease commitments

At the reporting date the group had outstanding commitments for future minimum lease payments under non-cancellable operating leases, which fall due as follows:

Group
2022
2021
£
£
Within one year
1,597,025
1,948,338
Between two and five years
1,701,894
3,138,745
3,298,919
5,087,083

The company has no operating lease commitments.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 29 -
27
Capital commitments

Amounts contracted for but not provided in the financial statements:

Group
2022
2021
£
£
Acquisition of tangible fixed assets
1,622,439
154,494
1,622,439
154,494

The company has no capital commitments.

28
Related party transactions
Transactions with related parties

During the period, the group made sales of goods and services to companies with a common director totalling £73,794 (2021 - £91,711). At the balance sheet date the amount owed to the group totalled £12,856 (2021 - £22,705).

 

During the period, the group purchased services from a company with a common director totalling £1,704,228 (2021 - £1,692,797). At the balance sheet date the amount owed to this company totalled £203,968 (2021 - £213,420).

 

During the period, rent of £7,500 (2021 - £7,500) was payable to a spouse of a director. An amount of £nil (2021 - £nil) was due at the year end.

 

During the period, the group has made sales to connected companies totalling £138,900 (2021 - £121,063). At the balance sheet date the amount owed to the group totalled £35,563 (2021 - £40,835).

 

During the period, the group has made purchases from connected companies totalling £3,525,391 (2021 - £3,197,358). At the balance sheet date the amount owed by the group totalled £468,047 (2021 - £594,658).

29
Controlling party

The immediate parent company is Britannia Metals Holdings Ltd, a company registered in the USA. The parent company of this company is Britannia Metals Parent Company, also a company registered in the USA, is the controlling party and ultimate parent company.

WEC GROUP HOLDINGS LTD
NOTES TO THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (CONTINUED)
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022
- 30 -
30
Cash generated from group operations
2022
2021
£
£
Profit for the year after tax
7,294,872
3,729,598
Adjustments for:
Taxation charged
2,517,676
1,623,368
Finance costs
286,706
165,821
Investment income
(669,129)
(397,425)
Gain on disposal of tangible fixed assets
(206,654)
(752)
Amortisation and impairment of intangible assets
3,735,000
3,735,000
Depreciation and impairment of tangible fixed assets
3,650,402
3,543,543
Movements in working capital:
Increase in stocks
(356,713)
(4,727,798)
(Increase)/decrease in debtors
(4,518,387)
3,491,371
Increase in creditors
2,157,900
6,840,027
Cash generated from operations
13,891,673
18,002,753
31
Analysis of changes in net funds - group
1 January 2022
Cash flows
New finance leases
31 December 2022
£
£
£
£
Cash at bank and in hand
16,962,815
(3,714,623)
-
13,248,192
Obligations under hire purchase contracts
(7,317,108)
1,769,143
(1,035,679)
(6,583,644)
9,645,707
(1,945,480)
(1,035,679)
6,664,548
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