Wildcraft Brewery expansion boosts output and creates new jobs

By Gwen Ridler

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Wildcraft Brewery has moved premises with the help of a five-figure funding package from HSBC UK
Wildcraft Brewery has moved premises with the help of a five-figure funding package from HSBC UK

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Wildcraft Brewery has moved to a larger premises, boosting output and creating new jobs, thanks to a five-figure funding package from HSBC UK.

The brewer will be moving to a new 371.6m2 ​in Smallburgh, Norfolk following an increase of demand that saw the company outgrow its current site in Buxton.

The move has enabled Wildcraft to more than double its production, with output expected to rise from 3,000 litres to 8,500 litres per week. Storage space for the business is also set to increase by 200% at the new site.

Expansion and growth

Commenting on the move, Wildcraft Brewery managing director Mike Deal said: “The support from HSBC UK has been fantastic, and the new site provides an exciting opportunity to expand and grow.

“This means we can continue our mission to brew great craft beer in the most environmentally friendly way possible, with the smallest carbon footprint we can manage.”

Support from HSBC has also enabled Wildcraft to create two new jo9bs in its warehouse and sales team.

Angela Harrop, South Midlands area manager at HSBC UK, added: “As a young independent company, Wildcraft Brewery is already a big component of the local economy and community in Norfolk.

‘Eco-friendly approach’

“We’re delighted to support the company as it moves into new premises and continues to flourish with its eco-friendly approach to product development.”

Established in 2015, Wildcraft Brewery uses foraged and ethical, locally sourced ingredients to create craft beer and spirits.

Meanwhile, the Northern Ireland fresh prepared vegetable processor Mash Direct has expanded its premises and reduced emissions​ with the support of a seven-figure Green Loan from HSBC UK.

The sixth-generation family business revealed that it has used the funding to double the footprint of its existing site and install water-saving equipment to help its environmental footprint, including a new wastewater treatment plant and an extra 2,322.5m2 ​warehouse space.

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