Brewer Fuller Smith & Turner has reported a 16% increase in half-year pre-tax profit to £12.7m on sales up 3% at £93.3m.

In its Fuller's Beer Company division, operating profit for the 26 weeks to 29 September rose 2% to £3.5m on sales up 4% at £30.3m.

“London Pride again grew its market share and volumes in all markets and we were delighted with the success of our recent sponsorships in golf and the London Marathon,” added chairman Michael Turner.