Beer company brews up 130 new jobs


Published: Monday 9th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Craft beer company BrewDog is to expand with the creation of 130 jobs.

The Aberdeenshire-based maker of Punk IPA has seen sales soar amid a growing demand for independently-brewed beers.

The company, which was founded in 2007, ships its beer to more than 50 countries and has established a global bar franchise.

The jobs boost follows a £1.5 million Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant and will see its Ellon workforce increase from 90 to 220.

Scotland’s Deputy First Minister John Swinney, who will visit the brewery today, said: “BrewDog is a remarkable Scottish success story, beginning with Martin and James’ passion for quality craft beer and growing into a major award-winning company.

“I am delighted to support this growth through today’s RSA award which will create a further 130 jobs in the north east.

“With a presence across the globe it is only right that this young company should receive so many accolades, including today’s London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain 2015.”

Co-founders James Watt and Martin Dickie set up BrewDog when they were 24 in response to the “stuffy ales” which dominated the UK drinks market.

Seven years on, the company now employs more than 350 people and has bars in Sao Paulo, Tokyo and Gothenburg.

BrewDog has funded its expansion through its online Equity For Punks scheme, raising millions through public investors.

It was recently named the UK’s fastest growing food and drink company by the Sunday Times Fast Track 100.

Published: Monday 9th March 2015 by The News Editor

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