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Director dealings: Diploma chair's wife makes £64k investment

(Sharecast News) - Diploma shares were trading slightly firmer on Wednesday, after the company disclosed a share purchase made by the wife of its chair. The company said Michele Claude Lowden, wife of non-executive chair David Lowden, bought 2,500 shares on Tuesday.

She paid 2,575.65p for each share, valuing the transaction at £64,391.27.

Following the transaction, Diploma said David Lowden's beneficial holding amounted to 2,500 shares.

Elsewhere, the Gym Group was in the green, after a new non-executive director spent over £50,000 on a tranche of shares.

The company said Richard Stables bought 35,000 shares on Tuesday for 144.9p apiece, for a total of £50,713.95.

Stables was appointed to the role and the board on Tuesday, as one of two fresh non-executive additions to the Gym Group.

At 1120 BST, shares in Diploma were up 0.16% at 2,540p, while those in the Gym Group were ahead 0.42% at 142.8p.

Reporting by Josh White at

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Diploma (DPLM) Director name: Lowden,David S Amount purchased: 2,500 @ 2,575.65p Value: £64,391.27

The Gym Group (GYM) Director name: Stables,Richard Amount purchased: 35,000 @ 144.90p Value: £50,713.95

Pharos Energy (PHAR) Director name: Brown,Jann M Amount purchased: 26,643 @ 24.57p Value: £6,547.22

Norman Broadbent (NBB) Director name: Davidson,Kevin Amount purchased: 42,119 @ 4.72p Value: £1,988.02

Pharos Energy (PHAR) Director name: Rivett,Sue Amount purchased: 3,968 @ 24.57p Value: £975.09

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