Shares in Britvic were up on the FTSE 250 in morning trading after the soft drinks company reported double digit revenue growth in the full year ended 21 October.

Total group revenue was reported as being up 14.6 per cent in the full year period, while in the fourth quarter revenue increased 33.4 per cent.

Excluding the groups newly acquired French business full year revenue rose 5.9 per cent. Britvic said that the French business had been successfully integrated and that it had benefitted from "good summer trading and category growth".

Meanwhile in Ireland Britvic said that it, along with many other companies in the country, had suffered from a "continuing difficult consumer environment" and that it had taken action to alter its business model in the country.

Paul Moody, Chief Executive of Britvic, said, "Britvic has delivered another strong revenue performance in 2010, maintaining our track record of consistent growth. We have outperformed key markets, which continue to prove resilient despite the uncertain consumer environment. We are delighted with both the trading performance and integration of Britvic France, and our action in Ireland will put our business model in optimal shape ahead of eventual market recovery.

"The combination of revenue growth and a tight management of costs mean that we expect to meet market expectations for the Group in 2010. Additionally, despite our caution on a weak consumer environment, we are confident at this early stage that we have the focused strategy to deliver another robust set of results for the year ahead"

By 09:20 shares in Britvic were up 4.29 per cent on the FTSE 250 to 490.70 pence per share.