Newcastle-based pub equipment supplier, The Rudd Group, has posted a turnover of over £8m for the year ending 31 May 2019.
This represents an 8% increase on 2017/18’s £7.4m.
A significant contributor to the growth was the group’s glass washer, ice maker and catering equipment division, Clear Cool.
This was launched in 2016 to cater for areas of the sector that weren’t geared towards the existing divisions’ focus on gaming equipment and EPoS, music and security systems.
Clear Cool is said to have helped the firm enter new markets outside of the licensed trade.
MD Nick Rudd told local trade publication, Business Up North: “Our newer brands have further embedded the company as a key national player within the industry. We now supply a wide range of products to bars, pubs and social clubs across the country, from large national companies to small independent sites.
“We are constantly looking at ways to deliver products and services that can help our customers, and I believe our personal approach to customer service and our roots as a family-run business, have been important factors in our continued success.”
The Rudd Group has five further depots across the country in Leeds, Keswick, Wigan, Nottingham and Birmingham. Earlier this year, the Birmingham base moved to a larger premises to accommodate increased demand within the region.