LEITH-based Highland dress company Kinloch Anderson has posted a retained profit of £108,000 for the year to the end of March, 2012.

Given its small company status, Kinloch Anderson files abbreviated accounts with Companies House.

These show that its profit and loss account went from a deficit of £26,721 in 2011 to a positive £81,300.

Overseen by chief executive John Kinloch Anderson, who studied physical education, sports science and recreation management at Loughborough University, the family-owned firm has recently embarked on a drive to expand into the Chinese market.

At home Kinloch Anderson is known for its kilts and tartans. In the Far East it focuses on luxury clothing, in particular menswear, as well as leather goods and household textiles.

Over the past two decades it has become established in large Asian markets such as Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

It is now hoping to tap into the burgeoning Chinese fashion market if it can find the right top-end store location.

Kinloch Anderson, whose directors include Sir Andrew Cubie, has 300 outlets across East Asia.