Liberty Wines, the importer of wines to the on and off-trades, has announced plans to double its office and warehousing space after seeing pre-tax profits increase more than three fold. The company has bought a brown field site off Clapham High Street in London and said it would design and construct purpose-built premises that will be 2,800 square metres in size. “The new site will feature a temperature-controlled warehouse, a spacious, open-plan office and dedicated rooms for tastings and events,” the company said. Construction of the new site is to start this month, with a move due to take place in summer 2012. Liberty’s accounts for the year to 31 March 2011 show that pre-tax profits increased from £338,239 to £1,162,279. Turnover was up 14.1% to £34,256,300. Liberty managing director David Gleave said: “Liberty is having its best year ever, with half year results well ahead of both last year and this year’s budget. “We remain optimistic about the company’s prospects for expansion for the future, which has led to our decision to undertake such a long-term investment. The new site will enable us to improve not only the service we offer our customers but also the storage for our wines and the working environment for our employees.”

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