The Real Good Food Company (RGFC) has revealed that its sales performance over the fourth quarter was much improved on the three months before Christmas, in a trading statement today (20 March).

The company is forecasting an Ebitda in the region of £10.5m, for the 12 months to 31 March, up 24% on the comparable 12-month period. Turnover in the fourth quarter is expected to come in at around £65m, compared to £56m in Q4 2012.

The group, which owns Napier Brown, Renshaw, R&W Scott, Garrett Ingredients and Haydens Bakery, said it had seen a large positive upswing in Ebitda in Q4, year-on-year, due to a stronger sugar trading period.

RGFC also put the improvement down to the turnarounds achieved at Haydens and R&W Scott, as well as improved trading in Renshaw.