Wine firm invests £100k in new site

By Laurence Gibbons contact

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Bon Coeur Fine Wine has won £100,000 of funding from Finance Yorkshire
Bon Coeur Fine Wine has won £100,000 of funding from Finance Yorkshire

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Yorkshire wine firm Bon Coeur Fine Wines has invested £100,000 in a 32,000m2 site at Melsonby.

The new site will include 8,000m2​ of offices, showroom space and tasting rooms, the wine wholesaler revealed.

It will also feature a demonstration kitchen, Bon Coeur’s co-owner Samantha Goodhart said.  

“We have been looking for the right property for over two years. This is the ideal location for the business and features 8,000 square feet of offices, showroom space and tasting rooms.

Sophistication and knowledge

“Yorkshire is home to many first-rate chefs and restaurants and has become something of a gastronomic powerhouse,”​ she said.

“We are aiming to achieve the same level of sophistication and knowledge when it comes to wine. September will be our 21st anniversary, so it is fitting that we will be settled in our new premises by then.”

Bon Coeur prides itself on employing local people and has an established graduate programme, the firm added.

Bon Coer received the £100,000 in funding from Finance Yorkshire.

Finance Yorkshire’s investment manager Jonathan Craig said: “Over the last 20 years, Bon Coeur has become a leading name in the industry, and the relocation to state-of-the-art premises will cement that further.”

Safeguard jobs

Finance Yorkshire’s investments to date have created and safeguarded 10,196 jobs across Yorkshire and the Humber, increased turnover by £309M and generated private sector leverage of £179M, he added.

Finance Yorkshire provides seedcorn, loan and equity linked investments, ranging from £15,000 to £2M to help a range of small and medium sized businesses meet their funding requirements for growth and development.

The project is supported financially by the EU.

It has attracted investment from the European Regional Development Fund as part of Europe’s support for the region’s economic development through the Yorkshire and Humber.

Bon Coeur was founded in London in 1994 by Yorkshireman James Goodhart, who relocated the business to Yorkshire in 2008.

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