Seet, a supplier of clothing for niche market areas including uniforms for hundreds of schools, has reported that, despite a highly competitive trading environment, pre-tax profits have increased by £46,000 on similar turnover level to last year. Most significantly, this has been achieved on a different profit of sales, with pre-tax profits at £456,000 (1999: £410,000),up 11 per cent on last year.As well as schoolwear, Seets subsidiary Ballclare Special Products, the protective clothing division, continues to win important new long-term contracts, including the Herefordshire Fire and Rescue service and North East Fire Consortium.In testing conditions, the board says that both the schoolwear and specialist protective clothing divisions continue to show the expertise and the skill to meet today's challenging trading environment.