Funding to help Wilde Child brewer expand
A BREWERY is relocating to new premises in a bid to expand its beer production after securing funding from the Business Enterprise Fund (BEF).
Leeds-based brewery Wilde Child Brewing, which recently secured key accounts with recognised pub chains, has relocated to a 2,000 sq ft commercial property in Armley to help it fulfil its growth plans.
The new premises will enable the brewery to increase its production by five times, from three barrels a week to 15, with the first beer brewed at the new facility expected to be available from February 2018.
Garbutt + Elliott advised Wilde Child Brewing founder and owner Keir McAllister-Wilde on the funding deal and experts at the firm have been appointed to provide a range of accountancy and financial services to support the company.
Mr McAllister-Wilde said: “Since launching, the demand for our products has been extremely high and I have been looking at ways to expand the operation and keep pace with orders.
“The Start Up Loans investment provided by the BEF will allow me to fulfil my ambitious growth plans, which includes relocation to the new facility, employing more people and expanding our customer base outside of Yorkshire.
“As well as relocating I’m also considering the possibility of opening a tap room where customers visiting our new home can sample our products.”
Wilde Child brewery was launched in 2016 by Mr McAllister-Wilde after he honed his skills as a homebrewer for four years before moving into the commercial brewing industry where he worked with two Yorkshire breweries.