Welcome Break is expected this week to reveal that sales grew 4% to £616m at its 24 motorway service stations during the year to September 2005. Operating profits jumped 22.3% before exceptional items to £23.8m. Overall the business is still in the red, but pre-tax losses shrunk to £5m compared with £14.7m a year earlier. The Sunday Times 23/07/06 (Business) page 3.2