PROFITS BOOST IN NORTH EAST BREWING INDUSTRY WELCOMED

James watt and Martin Dickie – The ‘enfants terrible’ of the beer industry? Controversial but innovative… and profitable.

A leading Aberdeenshire Cllr has welcomed news that Brewdog continues it’s phenomenal expansion, announcing profits up 69 % and turnover up 64% to £29.6 million.

” Brewdog have shown that north east food and drink can be a winning formula if people have the drive and ambition.  We have the talent and products.  In particular the brewery sector led by Brewdog has shown we can have sustainable industries to build on”

” In a year where Aberdeenshire Council agreed to sell its newly constructed waste recycling centre at Ellon to assist the Brewdog expansion, I think it shows confidence in the future for this and other North East Scotland brewers.”

The Democratic Independent and green Group Councillor, said: “Brewdog should also be commended for taking the decision to be a ‘living wage’employer showing that social responsibility goes with good business.  It should be noted they also work to high environmental standards making it an example for others to benchmark against.”

Councilor Johnston noted that another notable north east brewer, 6° N at Stonehaven was also undergoing expansion and new brewery buildings.

Councilor Johnston has been a long term advocate of food and drink business in the north east as part of a sustainable economic future.  Paul has been a long term member of the campaign for real ale (CAMRA) and has a diploma in wines and spirits with 27 years experience in the drinks industry.

 

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