London restaurant operator ETM Group has released its trading statement for December 2016, revealing a 23% growth in sales with like-for-like sales up 6% on the previous year.
The 13-strong independent bar, pub and restaurant group, launched two new sites in Finsbury Square at the end of last year; café, bar and restaurant, Burdock, in October followed by rooftop restaurant and terrace bar, Aviary, in December. Both venues have exceeded forecasts with ETM Group experiencing its most successful New Year’s Eve on record at Aviary.
Ed Martin, ETM co-founder commented: “We are extremely pleased with the group’s performance – despite tough trading conditions we have delivered positive like-for-like growth.
“Much of the success of December can be attributed to our dedicated sales team who played a vital role over the festive period and the collaborative relationship we enjoy as F&B partner to Montcalm Luxury Hotels, where four of our venues sit across two properties – Aviary and Burdock at Royal London House and the Jugged Hare and Chiswell Street Dining Rooms at The Brewery London City.”
ETM has just opened its restaurant, pub and sports lounge, Greenwood, at Victoria’s new Nova development, and recently strengthened its management team, both of which Martin said would “further drive” the group’s performance”.