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Brulines profits despite pub turmoil

Beer flow monitoring systems manufacturer Brulines yesterday said profits and revenue rose over the past year as pubs concentrate on maximising efficiency amid the economic turmoil. Aim-listed Brulines posted a 19.6 per cent rise in full-year adjusted pre-tax profit, while revenue rose 11.7 per cent to &pound;19.1m. The firm proposed a 7 per cent increase in its final dividend to 3.8p per share, saying it expects to continue to grow organically in all its markets and consider making acquisitions over the next financial year.<br />