Announcing its preliminary results for the year ended 1 April 2001, Belhaven Brewery one of Scotland's leading regional brewers reported record sales and profits for the fifth consecutive year since flotation. Operating profit for the group was up 19.6% from £7.35m (US$10.4m) to £8.78m with a pre-tax profit rise of 17.4% from £6.35m to £7.46m. Earnings per share also increased from 25.5p to 31.4p, up 23.1%.