Cheers to Chris
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