Wold Top Brewery has won the national Best Growth Story category in the GREAT Faces of British Business competition.
The Business is GREAT Britain campaign launched the competition in November 2014, in association with BT Business, to find the most innovative and exciting UK businesses.
Named Britain’s Best Growth Story, Wold Top Brewery impressed both the national judging panel and the public, with a high number of online votes cast in its favour. Winners were selected by a combination of the public vote and national judges’ scores.
Gill Mellor, Director of Wold Top Brewery said: “We’re absolutely thrilled to have been crowned a national winner of the GREAT Faces of British Business competition. Winning this award truly sets us apart from the competition in our field, and we hope we will inspire other small businesses everywhere to foster their success.
“We would strongly recommend any small business owner to visit www.greatbusiness.gov.uk to access the wealth of support and advice available from the Government to help your company grow.”
Wold Newton-based Wold Top Brewery produces real ales from its own high quality home and Wolds-grown malting barley. In its first year, Wold Top Brewery converted a barn into its microbrewery and production was 300 gallons per week - at that time it had no paid staff. In 2014, production is up to 4,300 gallons per week and in the next year, the brewery will increase in size by 150%. The national judges commented that “the rate of production now has real momentum and is supported by a growing domestic and international customer base.”
Business Minister Matthew Hancock said: “Wold Top Brewery are an inspiration to other businesses across the country looking to grow, and are the living proof that there has never been a better time to start and grow a business in the UK.”