Brasserie Bar Co, the Mark Derry-led group, has reported strong trading across both its Brasserie Blanc and White Brasseries estates in the first four months of its current financial year.

MCA understands that the company has seen like-for-like sales increase 10% across its 18-strong Brasserie Blanc estate and climb c6% in its 12-strong pub business. Inside London, the group’s Blanc restaurants are believed to have experienced a c25% uplift in sales.

White Brasseries, which was named pub company of the year at the R200 Awards earlier this year, will open its latest site, the Barlow Mow in Englefield Green, Surrey, next Monday, after a £1.1m investment.

The company recently secured the Jobber’s Rest in Upminster from Enterprise Inns for an opening early next year.

Derry told MCA earlier this year, that White Brasseries had the capacity to secure 10 sites with a year, if “the right sites were found”.

He said that the group continued to look at opportunities in the south east and was in advanced talks on a number of sites with different pub companies.

At the same time, Brasserie Blanc is to further strengthen its presence in London, after securing a site in Fulham Reach.

The restaurant group, which is aiming to double in size in the next few years, has secured a site close to Fuller’s Blue Boat pub for an opening next March.