Titanic Brewery, the Staffordshire brewer and pub operator, is investing £500k in a major extension to its brewery during 2014.

Co-founder Keith Bott told M&C Report: “It’s not necessarily to increase capacity but just to give us more space to do what we do better.”

The company has just secured planning permission for the work which will involve building a new cold storage centre, a new visitors’ centre, offices and conference facilities.

Meanwhile, Titanic is on the lookout for further sites in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire to add to its eight-strong pub estate.

“We would hope to have another pub by the end of the year,” added Bott.