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Zenova Group PLC

31 August 2022

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31 August 2022

Zenova Group PLC

("Zenova", the "Company" or the "Group")

Interim results for the six months ended 31 May 2022

Zenova Group PLC (AIM: ZED) , a provider of innovative fire safety and heat management technology and products, today announces its interim results for the six months ended 31 May 2022.

Significant progress has been made in the period:

   --      Financial highlights for the period 

o Revenue generation has commenced from previously announced international sales contracts.

o Sales for the six months to 31 May 2022 of GBP75k (2021 - GBP6k).

o Operating loss for the period of GBP1,038k (2021 - GBP271k) driven by spending on product development, testing, and marketing.

o Cash balance at 31 May 2022 of GBP1.7 million.

   --      Key contracts signed 

o United States of America - distribution agreement signed with Omnis Panels LLC to distribute Zenova products throughout the construction sector.

o UK - Beyond Surface Solutions appointed as a stockist and reseller of Zenova products.

   --      Key new clients 

o NHS Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust to use Zenova products throughout the Trust`s estate.

o UK TV and film industry: Bells and Two Tones Fire and Rescue Limited, the leading fire safety provider for the film industry, has assessed, approved, and placed its first order of Zenova fire safety products.

   --      Manufacturing 

o Scalable manufacturing is in place in three separate jurisdictions (Europe, UK and Canada) to help ensure the supply of all Zenova products to satisfy the expected growth in demand across multiple geographies while minimizing shipping costs.

Post period end highlights

   --      Significant contracts signed, orders placed, and/or products specified 

o GBP1.2m contract signed in June for a minimum delivery of Zenova products within 12 months with Ethmaar Investment Company, Saudi Arabia.

o Zenova IR specified with KC Cabins Solutions Ltd to provide enhanced insulation for 250 of their new modular eco-home range of buildings for an initial quantity of 50,000 litres.

o SIG Plc has now placed orders for Zenova FP, IP, IR and Primer products. SIG Plc is an experienced specialist within the construction sector and one of the largest in the UK and with a significant presence in Europe.

o Pinewood studios has now been supplied with FP and WB products, thus providing solutions to greatly improve their fire safety.

   --      Investor updates 

o Lock-In agreements entered into by Directors and founders confirming non-disposal of their shares have been extended until July 2023.

o Extension to 21(st) October 2022 of Amati Global Investors Limited`s right to subscribe to 6,578,947 additional ordinary shares in the Company at 19 pence per share with total value of GBP1,250,000.

Tony Crawley, Chief Executive of Zenova Group PLC commented: "Zenova has made strategic progress over the last six months which lays the foundations for significant growth going forward. The Group is well funded with rigorous cost controls in place to manage the expansion of the business. We look forward to announcing further positive news in the near future."

Chairman's Statement

Zenova has made encouraging progress in this interim period in what has been a challenging trading environment for business generally. Strategic developments over the last six months have laid the foundation for a positive future. The company remains in good financial health, implementing a program of rigorous control of costs, as we grow the business in a managed and sustained manner.

Since our last report, the focus has been on product development, testing and certification to meet the most recent fire safety regulations implemented in the UK, which are amongst most stringent in the world today. Significant investment is being made in accessing global markets. We believe our products are best in class. As such a key focus at this time is one of communication as we pursue market penetration. We have engaged in a number of activities to develop brand recognition which we believe will help boost future growth potential.

Despite a global pandemic and the war in the Ukraine, resulting in global supply chain disruption, energy cost inflation and shipping delay issues affecting Zenova in common with many sectors, the company is gaining strength. Progress is positive across its product range, including those still in development. Our outsourced manufacturing capabilities are primed and ready to ramp up levels of production to support future growth of the business.

A number of sub distribution partners have now been appointed with further partners identified both in the UK and overseas and we have chosen several new specialised partners in key sectors.

Zenova has secured new contracts in a number of targeted markets, domestically and internationally, with products being specified. This is encouraging progress. Successful trials and pilots have allowed the company to penetrate many key sectors. th the recent global energy crisis Zenova IP and IR products are now even more relevant in supporting businesses and homes in conserving energy and reducing their carbon footprint.

As revenue streams grow, we will continue to implement strict cost management policies to ensure that the Company remains in a healthy working capital position.

I would like to thank all our employees and partners for their hard work over the last six months. They have embraced our vision to establish Zenova as a trusted supplier of effective and commercially viable products that provide innovative fire safety and heat management solutions. We are most grateful for their support and dedication and look forward to announcing further progress in the near future.

Don Nicolson

Non-executive Chairman

Operating Update

Target Segments

The key sectors currently being targeted by the Company's sales and marketing team are as follows:

   --      Social Housing Government - grant led 
   --      Local Authorities 
   --      Military 
   --      Transport 
   --      Construction 
   --      Marine 
   --      Film & TV 
   --      Fire services 
   --      Modular Homes 

Key Contracts & Clients

The company has secured a number of cornerstone agreements within key sectors which are expected to develop into longer term sales from these partnerships

-- Beyond Surface Solutions Ltd is a specialist within the Marine and Automobile sectors with stock now purchased of FP,IP,IR and Primer and in place. A number of key trials are now underway with the motor industry for both FP and IP products to assist with fire protection and insulation respectively. Beyond Surface Solutions has now placed their first order and the company anticipates increasing continuous sales into the future.

-- Saudi Arabia sub distributor Ethmaar Investment Company has been appointed as a sub-distributor of products FP, IP, IR and Primer. Once the company has completed final Government checks an expected first order will be placed in Q4 2022

-- Omnis is now a Sub distributor within the construction sector in the USA for products FP, IP, IR and Primer. Omnis has begun the task of building brand awareness in the USA with a number of trade show events completed with some significant interest.

-- SIG Plc has purchased and stocked Zenova FP, Zenova IP, Zenova IR and Primer products, which are now available to their large customer base.

-- It is expected that the Zenova IR specification for KC Cabins will contribute to a significant near term cash inflow for the Group.

-- Zenova products used successfully on Pinewood Studios special effects live burn sets for big budget productions, saving time and money for the production with added environmental benefits and additional safety on the film sets and barrier protection between studio buildings.

Product Validation

-- NHS Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals Trust is testing Zenova IP and Zenova IR products on hospital sites with 'side-by-side' comparison analysis to be independently verified.

-- During the interim period Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service has successfully concluded tests of Zenova FP in 'real-world' kitchen fire demonstrations.

-- Intertek has recently conducted testing that confirms sizeable heat build-up reduction on steel surfaces using Zenova IP and Zenova IR.

-- Zenova products have recently undergone fire investigation demonstrations for experts from the insurance sector, fire & rescue services and police services by Gardiner Associates Training and Research.

Manufacturing

Scalable manufacturing partners put in place to help ensure the supply of all Zenova products can satisfy the expected growth in demand for products across multiple geographies.

Products

During the period the Company completed the testing on Zenova WB, a wildfire barrier fluid (applied via spray wands or aerial drops), which provides a virtual barrier where fire simply will not burn. Repeated tests on a variety of dry wildfire fuels (grasses, hays, brush) demonstrates the substantial fire resistance Zenova WB provides, while remaining viable after application for 30+ days in dry conditions.

By creating an effective fire stop, ZENOVA WB provides essential property and personal protection for dwellings, buildings, people or wildlife that find themselves in harm's way when these devastating fires occur.

Zenova fire extinguishers which utilise its unique fluid which is capable of extinguishing all types of fires and is much more effective than existing fire extinguishing methods, such as water, powder or foam have been subject to extensive tests. This product, once fully certificated to the latest standard of EN3 certification, will come to market before the end of 2022.

Further testing is ongoing for products to ensure we continue to satisfy various sector regulations and legislation.

Investor Updates

Amati Global Investors Limited has extended its right to subscribe to 6,578,947 additional ordinary shares in the Company at 19 pence per share with total value of GBP1,250,000 substantially adding to its stake.

Lock-In agreements entered into by Directors and founders confirming non-disposal of their shares have been extended until July 2023.

The company has made good progress launching to market a number of products within a very difficult global year for many. With many new building regulations and Brexit changes to products legislation which Zenova has kept abreast of and moved quickly to adopt the necessary legislation requirements, allowing us now to expand into a specification market. We believe with current fire regulation changes and the energy crisis Zenova products are now positioned to capitalize on the market's needs for the future.

Tony Crawley

CEO

Note

This announcement contains inside information of the purposes of Regulation 11 of the Market Abuse (amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019/310. The Directors of the Company are responsible for the release of this announcement.

For further information please contact:

 
 Zenova Group PLC 
 Tony Crawley, Chief Executive Officer   Via Orana Corporate LLP: 
  Don Nicolson, Non-Executive Chairman    Anthony Eastman 
                                          Tel: +44 20 3475 6834 
 SPARK Advisory Partners Limited (Nominated Adviser) 
 Matt Davis / Adam Dawes                 Tel: +44 20 3368 3550 
 SI Capital Limited (Broker) 
 Nick Emerson                            Tel: +44 1483 413 500 
 

Notes to Editors

The Group, through Zenova Ltd, is the holder of intellectual property that underpins a suite of fire safety and temperature management products and technology. The product range is applicable to industrial, commercial, and residential markets. The Group's products include fire retardant paints, insulating paints and render, fire extinguishing fluid and applications. Through innovative development, and a refined formulation and development process, Zenova provides industry leading solutions across a range of fire protection and temperature management problems, comprising:

Zenova FP

A water-based fire-resistant paint that prevents ignition and spread of fire. It can be used in commercial, industrial and domestic applications on a variety of materials, from wood to metal.

Zenova FX

Patent pending fire extinguisher filled with proprietary Zenova Fluid (Zenova FXB) that extinguishes all types of fires, reduces chances of re-ignition, works in cold (-15 C) conditions, is non-toxic and does not produce harmful by-products.

Zenova IP

Thermal insulating paint that creates a thermal barrier, provides thermal reflection of sunrays & infrared radiation, anti-condensation and anti-mould properties. It can be applied to virtually any exterior or interior material, regardless of the surface.

Zenova IR

Thermal insulating render to enhance the effectiveness of insulation by creating a thermo shield. It fills all cavities and gaps regardless of geometric shape and creates a vacuum - the most effective insulator.

Zenova WB ,

A wildfire barrier fluid (applied via spray wands or aerial drops), which provides a virtual barrier where fire simply will not burn. Repeated tests on a variety of extremely dry wildfire fuels (grasses, hays, brush) demonstrates the incredible fire resistance Zenova WB provides, while remaining viable after application for 30+ days in dry conditions .

Zenova CS

Patent pending next generation ceiling sprinkler filled with proprietary Zenova Fluid (Zenova FXB) that removes the need to install large fluid tanks, piping, complicated equipment and software. This sprinkler could be installed in the kitchen.

The Group has achieved this without compromising the sustainability of natural and economical resources, including personal health and safety, with ecologically sound products.

Unaudited Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

 
                                                                  For the 
                                   Six months   Six months     year ended 
                                     ended 31     ended 31    30 November 
                                     May 2022     May 2021           2021 
                            Note    Unaudited    Unaudited        Audited 
                                      GBP'000      GBP'000        GBP'000 
-------------------------  -----  -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 Continuing operations 
 Revenue                                   75            -              6 
 
 Cost of sales                           (38)            -              - 
 
 Gross profit                              37            -              6 
                                  ===========  ===========  ============= 
 
 Administrative expenses              (1,075)        (217)        (1,147) 
 
 Operating loss                       (1,038)        (217)        (1,141) 
                                  ===========  ===========  ============= 
 
 Other comprehensive 
  income                                    -            -              - 
 
 Loss before taxation                 (1,038)        (217)        (1,141) 
                                  ===========  ===========  ============= 
 
 Taxation                                   -            -           (15) 
 
 Loss after taxation                  (1,038)        (217)        (1,156) 
                                  ===========  ===========  ============= 
 
 Basic loss per share        4        (1.11p)      (7.20p)        (2.72p) 
 Diluted loss per share      4        (1.11p)      (7.20p)        (2.72p) 
 

Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

 
                                                                          As at 
                                           As at 31     As at 31    30 November 
                                           May 2022     May 2021           2021 
 Company Number: 13403221         Note    Unaudited    Unaudited        Audited 
                                            GBP'000      GBP'000        GBP'000 
-------------------------------  -----  -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 ASSETS 
 NON-CURRENT ASSETS 
 Goodwill                          5          2,346            -          2,346 
 Property, plant & equipment       6             13            3              8 
 Right of use asset                             133            -            149 
 Deferred tax                                     -           15              - 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 TOTAL NON-CURRENT ASSETS                     2,492           18          2,503 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 CURRENT ASSETS 
 Inventory                                       39            -              - 
 Trade and other receivables                    289            5            173 
 Cash and cash equivalents                    1,700          207          2,936 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 TOTAL CURRENT ASSETS                         2,028          212          3,109 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 TOTAL ASSETS                                 4,520          230          5,612 
                                        ===========  ===========  ============= 
 LIABILITIES 
 NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES 
 Payables: Amounts falling 
  due after one year               7             45           50             50 
 Lease Liability                                134            -            148 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 TOTAL NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES                  179           50            198 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 CURRENT LIABILTIES 
 Borrowings                        7              -          380              - 
 Payables: Amounts falling 
  due within one year                           100           97            135 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
                                                100          477            135 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 TOTAL LIABILITIES                              279          527            333 
                                        ===========  ===========  ============= 
 NET ASSETS                                   4,241        (297)          5,279 
                                        ===========  ===========  ============= 
 EQUITY 
 Share capital                     8             94           50             94 
 Share premium                     8          6,310            -          6,310 
 Other reserves                                (68)         (68)           (68) 
 Share based payment reserve                    161            -            161 
 Retained earnings                          (2,256)        (279)        (1,218) 
                                        -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 TOTAL EQUITY                                 4,241        (297)          5,279 
                                        ===========  ===========  ============= 
 

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 
                                                 Six months   Six months     Year ended 
                                                   ended 31     ended 31    30 November 
                                                   May 2022     May 2021           2021 
                                                  Unaudited    Unaudited        Audited 
                                                    GBP'000      GBP'000        GBP'000 
  --------------------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 CASH FLOWS USED IN OPERATING 
  ACTIVITIES 
 Loss for the period                                (1,038)        (217)        (1,156) 
 Adjustments to cash flows from 
  non-cash items 
            Income tax expense                            -            -             15 
            Acquisition of Zenova Limited                 -           50              - 
            Consolidation of Zenova Limited               -         (68)              - 
            Share based payment charge                    -            -            161 
 Adjustments for changes in working 
  capital 
            Inventory                                  (39)            -              - 
            Trade and other receivables               (116)          (2)          (171) 
            Rights of use asset                          16            -          (149) 
            Trade and other payables                   (35)           68            106 
            Lease Liability                            (14)            -            148 
 
 NET CASH FLOW USED IN OPERATING 
  ACTIVITIES                                        (1,226)        (170)        (1,045) 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 
 CASH FLOW USED IN INVESTING 
  ACTIVITIES 
 Expenditure on property plant 
  and equipment                                         (5)          (3)            (8) 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 NET CASH FLOW USED IN INVESTING 
  ACTIVITIES                                            (5)          (3)            (8) 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 
 CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 
 Issue of share capital net of 
  costs                                                   -            -          3,609 
 Bank loan                                              (5)            -              - 
 Issue of convertible loan note                           -          180            180 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 NET CASH FLOW FROM FINANCING 
  ACTIVITIES                                            (5)          180          3,789 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 
 NET INCREASE IN CASH AND CASH 
  EQUIVALENTS                                       (1,236)            7          2,735 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 
 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT 
  THE START OF THE PERIOD                             2,936          201            201 
                                                -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT 
  THE OF THE PERIOD                               1,700          207          2,936 
                                                ===========  ===========  ============= 
 

Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 
                    Share Capital   Share Premium        Share based   Other Reserve        Accumulated 
                                                     payment reserve                             losses   Total equity 
 
                          GBP'000         GBP'000            GBP'000         GBP'000            GBP'000        GBP'000 
-----------------  --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 
 Balance at 30 
  November 2020           -                     -                  -               -               (62)           (62) 
                   --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 Loss and total 
  comprehensive 
  loss for the 
  period                        -               -                  -               -              (217)          (217) 
 Transactions 
 with owners 
 Share capital 
  issued                       50               -                  -               -                  -             50 
 Merger reserve 
  arising on 
  acquisition of 
  Zenova Limited                -               -                  -            (68)                  -           (68) 
                   --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 Balance at 31 
  May 2021                     50               -                  -            (68)              (279)          (297) 
                   --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 
   Loss and total 
   comprehensive 
   loss for the 
   period                       -               -                  -               -              (939)          (939) 
 Transactions 
 with owners 
 Share options 
  charge                        -               -                161               -                  -            161 
 Share capital 
  issued                       44           6,310                  -               -                  -          6,403 
                   --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 Balance at 30 
  November 2021                94           6,310                161            (68)            (1,218)          5,279 
                   --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 
   Loss and total 
   comprehensive 
   loss for the 
   period                       -               -                  -               -            (1,038)        (1,038) 
                   --------------  --------------  -----------------  --------------  -----------------  ------------- 
 Balance at 31 
  May 2022                     94           6,310                161            (68)            (2,256)          4,241 
                   ==============  ==============  =================  ==============  =================  ============= 
 
 

Notes to consolidated and parent company financial statements for 6 months to 31 May 22

   1.    General Information 

The principal activity of Zenova Group plc and its subsidiary and associate companies (collectively "Zenova Group" or "Group") is development, manufacture and sale of fire-retardant systems.

Zenova Group plc is the Group's ultimate Parent Company ("the parent company"). It is incorporated in England and Wales and domiciled in England. The address of its registered office is 172 Arlington Road London NW1 7HL. Zenova Group plc shares are admitted to trading on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market.

   2.    Basis of Preparation 

The results for the six-month period ending 31 May 2022 are unaudited and have been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards (IFRS) as adopted for use in the United Kingdom (UK IFRS). The interim consolidated financial information set out in this report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined by S434 of the Companies Act 2006, and should be read in conjunction with the annual financial statements for the year ended 30 November 2021.

The results for the year ended 30 November 2021 have been extracted from the statutory financial statements for the year ended 30 November 2021. Statutory accounts for Zenova Group Plc for the year ended 30 November 2021 were approved by the Board on 20 April 2022 and have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The report of the auditors on those accounts was unqualified and did not contain a statement under Section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

The accounting policies applied in these results are consistent with those applied in the Group`s Annual Report for the year ending 30 November 2021 and those expected to be applicable to the financial statements for the year ending 30 November 2022.

The interim financial information for the six-month period from 1 December 2021 to 31 May 2022 was approved by the Board on 31 August 2022.

   3.    Going Concern 

The Group assesses at each reporting date whether it is a going concern for the foreseeable future. In making this assessment management considers:

(a) the current working capital position and operational requirements;

(b) the timing of expected sales receipts and completion of existing orders;

(c) the sensitivities of forecast sales figures over the next 18 months;

(d) the timing and magnitude of planned expenditure; and

(e) the level of indebtedness of the company and timing of when such liabilities may fall due, and accordingly the working capital position over the next 18 months.

Management considers in detail the going concern assessment, including the underlying assumptions, risks and mitigating actions to support the assessment. The assessment is subject to estimation uncertainty and there is judgement in determining underlying assumptions

There are several scenarios which management have considered that could impact the financial performance of the Group. These include:

(a) Disruption of the supply chain, and any delays in the supply of raw material that may impact the ability of the Group to produce its products.

(b) Delays in testing and certification required for geographical and sector specific expansion.

(c) Failure of the sales contracts to be realised, and expected sales growth to fall below expectations.

(d) Changes in legislation that may increase lead times in production or testing.

(e) Intellectual property on which the company may be reliant to keep its competitive advantage could be challenged.

As at 31 May 2022 the Group had GBP1.70 million in cash.

If the cash receipts from sales are lower than anticipated the Group has identified that it has available to it a number of contingent actions, that it can take to mitigate the impact of potential downside scenarios. These include seeking additional financing, leveraging existing sale agreements, reviewing planned expenditure and reducing overheads.

In conclusion having regard to the existing and future working capital position and projected sales the Directors are of the opinion that the application of the going concern basis is appropriate.

   4.    Earnings per share 
 
                                          Six months   Six months     Year ended 
                                            ended 31     ended 31    30 November 
                                            May 2022     May 2021           2021 
                                             GBP'000      GBP'000        GBP'000 
  -------------------------------------  -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 
 Loss for the period used for 
  the calculation of basic EPS                 1,038          217          1,156 
 
 Number of shares 
 Weighted average number of ordinary 
 shares for the purpose of basic 
 EPS                                      93,384,051    3,013,792     42,408,348 
 Effect of potentially dilutive                    -            -              - 
  ordinary shares 
                                         -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 Weighted average number of ordinary 
 shares for the purposed of diluted 
 EPS                                      93,384,051    3,013,792     42,408,348 
 
 Loss per share 
 Basic                                       (1.11p)      (7.20p)        (2.72p) 
 Diluted                                     (1.11p)      (7.20p)        (2.72p) 
 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the loss attributable to owners of the Group by the weighted average number or ordinary shares in issue during the year.

   5.    Acquisition of Zenova Distribution Limited 

On 22 July 2021, the Company acquired Zenova Distribution limited (Company number 12884314), whose registered office is at 160 Camden High Street, London NW1 0NE, its sole distributor, for a total consideration of approximately GBP2.4 million satisfied by the issue of Ordinary Shares.

The acquisition has been accounted for under IFRS 3 'Business Combinations' using the acquisition method .

 
                                                        Provisional 
                                                         fair value 
                                                            GBP'000 
 
 Fair value of consideration issued                           2,346 
                                                       ------------ 
                                                              2,346 
                                                       ============ 
 
 The assets and liabilities recognised as a result      Provisional 
  of the acquisition are as follows:                     fair value 
                                                            GBP'000 
 
 Goodwill                                                     2,346 
                                                       ------------ 
 Net assets acquired                                          2,346 
                                                       ============ 
 
 

Fair value of the consideration issued was calculated by reference to the market value of the shares issued as consideration on the date of acquisition.

Goodwill relates to the sales contracts negotiated and in negotiation by Zenova Distribution Limited at the date of acquisition, as well as the additional margin that would be retained by the Group, as a result of consolidating the distribution business within the group

As permitted by IFRS 3 Business Combinations, the business combination is accounted for using provisional amounts. Any adjustments to the provisional amounts will be made within the measurement period to reflect new information obtained about fact and circumstances that were in existence at the acquisition date. The measurement period cannot exceed one year from the acquisition date.

   6.    Property Plant and Equipment 
 
                            Office Equipment     Total Property, 
                                 GBP`000        Plant and Equipment 
                                                      GBP`000 
------------------------   -----------------  --------------------- 
 Cost 
 As at 30 November 2020                    -                      - 
 Additions                                 3                      3 
 As at 31 May 2021                         3                      3 
 Additions                                 6                      6 
 As at 30 November 2021                    9                      9 
 Additions                                 6                      6 
 As at 31 May 2022                        15                     15 
 
 Depreciation 
 
 As at 30 November 2020                    -                      - 
 Charge for the period                     -                      - 
 As at 31 May 2021                         -                      - 
 Charge for the period                     1                      1 
 As at 30 November 2021                    1                      1 
 Charge for the period                     1                      1 
 As at 31 May 2022                         2                      2 
 
 Net book value 
 
 As at 31 May 2021                         3                      3 
                           -----------------  --------------------- 
 As at 30 November 2021                    8                      8 
                           -----------------  --------------------- 
 As at 31 May 2022                        13                     13 
                           =================  ===================== 
 
 
   7.    Borrowings 
 
                              Six months   Six months     Year ended 
                                ended 31     ended 31    30 November 
                                May 2022     May 2021           2021 
                                 GBP'000      GBP'000        GBP'000 
  -------------------------  -----------  -----------  ------------- 
 Current liabilities 
 Convertible loan notes                -          380              - 
                             -----------  -----------  ------------- 
                                       -          380              - 
                             ===========  ===========  ============= 
 
 Non-Current liabilities 
 Bank loan                            45           50             50 
                             -----------  -----------  ------------- 
                                      45           50             50 
                             ===========  ===========  ============= 
 

Between 01 May 2020 and 30 April 2021 and the Group issued GBP380,000 of unsecured convertible loan notes.

On the 22 July 2021 Convertible loan notes with a face value of GBP380,000 were converted to 2,999,850 shares of the Company at a 33.33% discount to the placing price of 12.73p.

   8.    Share capital 
 
                               31 May    30 November      Share          Share      Share          Share 
                          2022 Number    2021 Number    capital        capital    premium        premium 
                                                         31 May    30 November     31 May    30 November 
                                                           2022           2021       2022           2021 
                                                                                                 GBP'000 
                                                                       GBP'000    GBP'000 
                                                        GBP'000 
----------------------  -------------  -------------  ---------  -------------  ---------  ------------- 
 
 Issued called up and fully paid ordinary shares 
  of GBP0.01 each 
 At start of the 
  period                   93,384,053              -         94              -      6,310              - 
 Issued in the year                 -     93,384,053          -             94          -          6,310 
                        -------------  -------------  ---------  -------------  ---------  ------------- 
 At end of the period      93,384,053     93,384,053         94             94      6,310          6,310 
                        =============  =============  =========  =============  =========  ============= 
 

On 20 May 2021, the Company issued in aggregate 49,999,998 Ordinary Shares to the shareholders in Zenova Ltd in connection with the Share Exchange.

On 30 June 2021, the Company issued in aggregate 4,350,000 Ordinary Shares to Rockmasters Limited in consideration for services rendered by Christopher Gilbert to the Group prior to Admission.

On the 22 July 2021 the Company issued 12,350,000 shares at an issue price of 19p per share for the purchase of Zenova Distribution Limited.

On the 22 July 2021 the Company issued 23,684,203 shares as part of its initial public offering at an issue price of 19p per share.

On the 22 July 2021 Convertible loan notes with a face value of GBP380,000 were converted to 2,999,850 shares of the Company at a 33.33% discount to the placing price.

In connection with the placing on the 22 July 2021, the company recognised GBP915k of costs against share premium.

   9.    Caution regarding forward looking statements 

Certain statements in this announcement, are, or may be deemed to be, forward looking statements. Forward looking statements are identified by their use of terms and phrases such as "believe", "could", "should" "envisage", "estimate", "intend", "may", "plan", "potentially", "expect", "will" or the negative of those, variations or comparable expressions, including references to assumptions. These forward looking statements are not based on historical facts but rather on the Directors' current expectations and assumptions regarding the Company's future growth, results of operations, performance, future capital and other expenditures (including the amount, nature and sources of funding thereof), competitive advantages, business prospects and opportunities. Such forward looking statements reflect the Directors' current beliefs and assumptions and are based on information currently available to the Directors.

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