St Austell Brewery achieves ‘record’ trading in 2015

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

17 May 2016

Independent Cornish brewer and pub operator St Austell has reported a ‘record year’ of trading for 2015, with a 7.9% increase in turnover and 7.6% increase in operating profit.

Turnover for the company rose to £137.4m during the 53 weeks to 2 January 2016, with operating profit before other items sitting at £13.5m. The brewer – whose beer brands include Tribute and Proper Job, currently operates 169 pubs.

Will Michelmore, non-executive chairman of St Austell Brewery, said: 'St Austell Brewery invested £16.6m during 2015 on capital expenditure, of which £8.6m was on new acquisitions. The company has also continued its investment in its production facilities and in refurbishing and improving its pubs and hotels.'

'I am delighted to report another year of significant progress in all of our operating divisions,' added chief executive James Staughton. 'Looking ahead, we have the skills and ambition to pursue future opportunities as they arise and to achieve our five-year strategy of delivering great distinctive experiences through product and service excellence and innovation.'

Picture by James Ram

Related content

News |  Beer & Cider

St Austell Brewery buys Bath Ales

Independent family-owned Cornish brewer St Austell has purchased fellow West Country brewer and pub operator, Bath Ales, for an undisclosed sum.The de

News |  Beer & Cider

St Austell Brewery to double Bath Ales' brewing capacity

Bath Ales will be ‘put on the map’ following St Austell Brewery’s ambitious and multi-million pound plans to double brewing capacity.The proposed new-

News |  Beer & Cider

St Austell sees food sales soar at managed sites

Cornish brewer and pub operator St Austell has reported record food sales of £15m across its 25 managed pubs.The company, which brews Cornish Best and

News |  Beer & Cider

St Austell Brewery teams up with Harpoon for cask ale

Mitchells & Butlers’ Castle pubs are about to get a new addition, courtesy of a partnership between Boston-based Harpoon and Cornish St Austell Brewer