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AIM shares for Business Relief, a new Blackthorn Focus event, will run for the first time on November 12th. The event will comprise presentations from three quoted companies: Cohort, K3 Business Technology Group and Wynnstay Group.

AIM shares for Business Relief will run at the 55 Bishopsgate, City offices of wealth management firm Charles Stanley and the event will comprise presentations from each company, to an audience of dedicated stock market investors.

Each participating company will make a presentation of around 30 minutes, to be followed by 10 minutes of Q&A from attendees. To apply for a place at the group presentations, fill in the request form at the bottom of this page. Media and fund managers should contact Blackthorn Focus using the form here.

Cohort is "the parent company of four innovative, agile and responsive businesses providing a wide range of services and products for British, Portuguese and international customers in defence and related markets". Cohort has been quoted on AIM since 2006. Dividends to shareholders have increased every year since IPO. Over the last five years, the payout has increased by an average of 18.6% a year. At the last balance sheet date, Cohort (CHRT) has net funds of £11.3m. Consensus is for the company to deliver £13.3m of net profit for the year ending 30 April 2019 and EPS of 31.2p.

Wynnstay Group is a provider of agricultural inputs, including feed, seeds and fertiliser, to the British farming industry and operates a network of country stores, principally focused on farmers but also catering for rural dwellers. The Group is one of AIM's most successful companies, with a history of successive dividend increases since 2005. In that time, dividend increases have averaged +8.6% per annum. As of September 13th, online analytics firm Stockopedia awards Wynnstay a StockRank of 99, placing Wynnstay among the thirteen most highly rated of all UK-quoted companies.

K3 Business Technology Group is "a provider of mission-critical software (owned and third party), cloud solutions and managed services to the retail, manufacturing and distribution sectors." The most recent interim results showed recurring revenues just under half total sales. The market was cheered by positive news from sales of the company's ax|is software to retailers, pushing the shares to a 12 month high.