London Pride grew market share on the back of heavy advertising support.
Chairman Michael Turner said: “The recession has seen media prices fall and we are now able to secure high profile media space at increasingly competitive times.”
Fuller’s saw a 4% increase in operating profits in its beer company to £8.3 million on turnover of £91.8 million, an increase of 5%.
Turner added: “We gained share in the UK ale market where our volumes declined by only 2% in a market that shrank 8%.”
Group pre-tax profit excluding exceptional items fell 1% to £22.8 million.