BRIGHTON club operator The Deltic Group put on a strong trading performance over the Christmas period.

The company, which runs West Street venue PRYZM, reported like for like sales across its estate grew 8.2 per cent in the four weeks to December 31.

It is the UK’s largest operator of premium late-night bars and clubs. I

Pre-booked Christmas party bookings increased 20 per cent and there was a ecord New Year’s Eve with 76,500 admissions and total sales of £2.4m.

The period also saw £200,000 invested in headline DJs across 37 venues for New Year’s Eve ,10,000 bottles of Champagne and prosecco sold, £36,500 raised for Deltic’s charity fund, The Echo Trust, in December, and great results from its new social media investment.

Chief Executive Peter Marks said: “We’ve seen a strong trading period in December.

“This follows a fantastic student fresher’s season and Halloween.

“Strong performance was further aided by our refurbishment programme.”