An in-depth, 24-page report on the 2013 Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker, which charts the profit growth of the sector’s most successful privately owned operators, is now available to download.

The Profit Tracker, produced in association with M&C Report, is an annual list of the 50 companies with the fastest growing profits within the UK’s eating and drinking out sector.

In the 2013 list, BrewDog took the top spot with profit growth on a compound basis over a three-year period of 193.3%. The Scottish brewer and pub operator was followed by Drake & Morgan, Côte, Jamie’s Italian and Bill’s Restaurants.

Paul Hemming, partner at Zolfo Cooper, said: “In an operator-led market, the Zolfo Cooper Profit Tracker provides clear evidence that there remains a plethora of high-quality businesses that are thriving, posting significant and sustainable profit growth. The delivery of such performances is all the more impressive given it is being achieved in the face of the current economic flux.

“With the benefit of another year’s data, it is increasingly clear that an index of companies by profit growth is a very effective and meaningful vehicle for identifying the sector’s outstanding companies. This year’s 50-strong index comprises many of the eating and drinking out market’s most admired companies, with some of the most talented management teams at their helm.”

To download a PDF of the full report featuring commentary and analysis, please click on the link on the right of this page.