Company name: Aston Manor Brewery
What they do: Third-largest cider producer
The boss: Peter Ellis
Latest turnover (£,000): 79,253
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 31
Latest Ebitda (£,000): 6,130
Whether it’s Chardolini for a night in with the girls, or Press 81 to pose with at the bar, Aston Manor has a cider brand for every occasion. This family-owned company is the country’s third largest cider producer, with over 300 acres of orchards and 1.4 million hectoliters of cider produced in a year.
With a brewery and head office in Birmingham, orchards and pressing facility in the Malvern Hills, and a fermenting and bottling plant in Devon, Aston Manor deliver a total “inhouse service” from apple to bottle.
The company has been on an expansion drive, with multi-million pound investments in new bottling and canning lines in 2008 and 2011 respectively, and the opening of a new cider plant in 2009.
Turnover stands at £79.3m, up from £53.4m the previous year.
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