Women's fashion producer Slimma Plc has posted a slight fall in first half pre-tax profits to £850,000 from £930,000 in the year-ago period, but said it is confident about growth during the second half. The Staffordshire-based firm said in a statement that turnover for the 26 weeks ended March 29, climbed to £15.6 million from £12m last year and all of its divisions were profitable. It added branded sales now account for nearly 70 per cent of its turnover.