Publishing and conference company Informa reported annual revenue growth of 1.5 per cent to 1.13bn pounds, driven by its Global Events division.
Adjusted operating profit was up 1.5% to £335.5m in the year through December 2013.
Global Events, which organises exhibitions, conferences, awards and public training courses, contributed 37% of revenues.
Academic Publishing, which produces books and journals for university libraries, accounted for 32% of revenues.
Business Intelligence, which provides information to a number of industries including healthcare, financial services, maritime, commodities, telecoms and insurance, contributed 31%.
However, the group reported a statutory loss of £6.4m, compared to a £90.7m profit in 2012, reflecting the loss of discontinued operations which included the sale of five Corporate Training businesses and European Conferences firms in Spain and Italy.
A total loss on disposal of £102.7m was recognised, including directly attributable costs of £11.1m, of which £99.3m has been recognised in discontinued operations, and £3.4m has been recognised within adjusting items.
During the period the company also invested in the EBI pharmaceutical business and acquired a stake in exhibition group Baiwen in China and purchased conference firm EBD Group.
The annual results marked the first under Chief Executive Stephen Carter, who took over on January 1st.
"My initial sense is there are two over-arching challenges for the group," he said.
"The first is the shift in technology happening across our markets and amongst our customers, and the ongoing implications of that for all our products and businesses. Secondly, and more specifically, is returning the Business Intelligence division to growth after two years of organic revenue decline."
He concluded: "For Informa, 2014 will be a year of measured change, operational focus and building a platform for the future growth of the group."
Informa maintained its final dividend at 12.50p per share, bringing the total dividend to 18.90p, up 2.2% on the prior year.
Millennium & Copthorne (M&C), the FTSE 250 hotel firm, registered record revenues and profits for 2013 after fourth-quarter results were boosted by the one-off sale of the bulk of the Glyndebourne development in Singapore.
This led the company to declare a special dividend, resulting in a full-year payout that is two-thirds larger than the one made for 2012.
M&C, which operates over 100 hotels globally, sold 147 of the 150 Glyndebourne apartments built on the site of the former Copthorne Orchid Hotel in Singapore, generating revenues of £274m and a pre-tax profit of £139m.
The deal lifted revenues in the fourth quarter to £471m, up 132% on the year before, helping full-year turnover jump to £1.04bn.
Despite a flat revenue performance over the first three quarters of the year, the Glyndebourne impact meant that revenues over 2013 as a whole increased by 35% year-on-year which masked a 1.5% fall in hotel revenue to £738m owing to "challenging conditions" in Asia and a refurbishment programme.
Nevertheless, revenue per available room (RevPAR), a key measure in the hotel industry, increased by 3.4% to £69.58 due to an improvement in room rates in the US and increased occupancy across most regions.
Profit before tax for the year rose to £264m, up 54% on 2012.
The company maintained its final dividend at 11.51p per share, but taken together with the interim dividend of 2.08p and a special dividend of 9.15p the total dividend for the year jumped to 22.74p, up 67% on 2012.
Looking ahead to 2014, Chairman Kwek Leng Beng said that he is "cautiously optimistic" about the full-year performance, highlighting uncertainty affecting some regions as well as poor weather in the US and UK in the first quarter.
"The group's performance will be further impacted by our refurbishment programme and the resulting temporary removal of rooms from inventory," Beng said.