Hot 100 2012 ? 85: Aston Manor Brewery

The basics

Company name: Aston Manor Brewery
What they do: Third-largest cider producer
Headquarters: Birmingham
The boss: Peter Ellis

The financials

Latest turnover (?,000): 79,253
Four-year compound sales growth (%): 31
Latest Ebitda (?,000): 6,130

The details

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.

The Hot 100 2012 is brought to you by Investec, Jordans, Cass Business School and Your Business Your Future.

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