Cheers to Chris

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CHRIS Thewlis has made a profit from sell­ing his Beer for Good so­cial en­ter­prise com­pany.

This commendable Ed­in­burgh firm give em­ploy­ment and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties to young peo­ple from dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds. Chris has proved it is pos­si­ble to do good and make good at the same time.

BY ALAN McEWEN A BUSI­NESS ty­coon has be­come the UK’s first so­cial en­ter­prise en­tre­pre­neur to turn a profit from sell­ing a com­pany in the sec­tor.

Chris Thewlis an­nounced the sale of Beer for Good CIC, who have helped young peo­ple from dif­fi­cult or dis­ad­van­taged back­grounds by giv­ing them jobs and train­ing.

Thewlis be­lieves the deal shows the “model works” for so­cial en­ter­prise firms who use prof­its and as­sets for the pub­lic good.

The Ed­in­burgh firm have two pubs and two cafes in the city, in­clud­ing Harry’s Bar in the west end.

Thewlis has trans­ferred his shares to Swedish busi­ness­man Mike Christo­pher­son and his wife Anna, who al­ready own six bars in the Scots cap­i­tal.

Chris, 42, said: “It was a priv­i­lege to help the chain grow since their for­ma­tion three years ago, de­liv­er­ing on our so­cial mis­sion to help im­prove peo­ple’s lives along the way.”

CHEERS En­tre­pre­neur Chris

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