Highland Spring sales rise above £100m level

Highland Spring chief executive Les Montgomery
Highland Spring chief executive Les Montgomery
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Bottled water company Highland Spring has seen its annual sales push through the £100 million mark for the first time.

The Perthshire firm, which is also examining options to increase capacity at its main Blackford site by as much as 50 per cent, said 2015 was shaping up “extremely well” despite the poor summer weather.

In a statement ahead of filing its annual accounts to Companies House, the group said its underlying operating profit increased to £3.9m in 2014, from £3.1m a year earlier.

Chief executive Les Montgomery described passing the £100m sales mark as a “significant milestone”.

He said: “The bottled water category continues to grow as consumers increasingly make healthier drinking choices against the ongoing negative publicity around sugary soft drinks.

“Our ongoing partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association continues to perform well, with the recent Davis Cup coverage showcasing Highland Spring to a global audience.”