Purity Brewing Company, the Warwickshire brewer, saw turnover rise 26% to £2.63m in the year to the end of September 2011 as it registered c.100 new accounts and saw its volumes lift among key retailers. Pre-tax profit increased 2% to £196k, with ebitda up 5% to £270k. Net profit was £200k. The company said profit was impacted by the reducing benefit of progressive beer duty as its volumes grow, plus the beer duty escalator, supplier cost increases and investment in infrastructure, marketing and staff. Purity described 2011 as “another successful year of growth”, highlighting expansion within its key clients Punch Taverns and Mitchells & Butlers, plus c.100 new accounts including Birmingham’s Town Hall and Symphony Hall. The company has secured planning permission for a new £900k brewhouse that is set to treble capacity from its current level of 180 brewers’ barrels - work on the site is planned for 2012. New recruitment in sales and accounts is also promised for next year. Managing director Paul Halsey said: “Next year we will build on our successes by staying focused on our core markets and continuing to deliver great service. There may even be a new brew.”

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