They're brewing up a storm: The Universal Beer Dispense team, from left - office manager Alex Ainley, owner Mark Ainley and installation manager Paul Robinson

A beer installation and dispensing equipment company is raising a glass after creating ten new jobs.

Universal Beer Dispense, based in Coventry, has cashed in on a growing trend of drinking outside of bars by manufacturing their own mobile bars.

The move was so successful the 30-year-old firm, founded by managing director Mark Ainley, transferred from its former base in Nuneaton to the Bayton Road Industrial Estate 18 months ago.

Since then, Universal has doubled its turnover and hopes to continue to increase staff numbers.

"I think combining the mobile bar units with our previous experience has been a perfect combination," Mr Ainley said.

"We've had fantastic interest from individuals as well as from the bar trade. There are lots of people out there who want to be their own landlord!"

The company produces a range of units, from a single beer-pump to a back bar with refrigerators and liquor dispensers.

Universal also supplies, installs and maintains beer dispensers for a variety of pubs and clubs across the Midlands. Its mobile units have feature at the Ryder Cup at the Belfry, the Tall Ships Race and Birmingham's Gay Pride parade.

The company was also responsible for installing around 6,000 miles of beer lines at Birmingham's International Convention Centre.

Office manager and Mr Ainley's son Alex said: "The beer industry has seen various changes with the exit of some of Britain's major brewers from the repairs and installation side of brewing.

"The implications of those decisions to call time on specialist services has been another key component of our growth."