Fashion chain Ted Baker on Thursday revealed a 19.2 per cent year-on-year jump in first half pre-tax profit to £3 million but said current trading is "disappointing" due to unseasonal weather.

The company said turnover in the 28 weeks to August 10 soared 14.6 per cent to £31.8m but added sales in the first seven weeks of the second half were only up 3.5 per cent, although its sees strong Christmas sales.

"We believe this has mainly been due to the effect of the unseasonably warm weather on the early sales of the Autumn/Winter collection and the last two weeks have seen the trend improve," the company said.

Ted Baker, which also announced its Endurance suit is to feature in a computer game from Sony, will open stores in San Jose and Miami during the second half along with a new outlet in London’s Covent Garden.