BrewDog set for rapid growth

PUBCO and brewer, BrewDog, which has a bar on Peter Street in Manchester has announced record growth in 2013 with plans to create 50 new jobs over the next six months.

The brewer, currently the UK’s fastest growing food and drink brand, has achieved its fifth consecutive year of record growth and is on track to turnover £19m, up from £10.8m in 2012.

To support its continued growth, the craft brewer is looking to expand its management team by creating a number of new positions. The Scottish
company now employs more than 200 staff across its network of bars and offices. It is currently advertising for a head of sales, UK on-trade account manager and UK off-trade account manager.

In addition to its recruitment drive, BrewDog has also unveiled a new £5m expansion of its Ellon brewery. The expansion plan will see the business open a number of new bars over the next six months, including five UK sites, and international outlets in Sao Paulo, New Delhi and Berlin.

The brewery’s rapid growth is in part funded by its crowdfunding scheme ‘Equity for Punks’. Now, having raised £3.6m in less than four months, BrewDog is likely to reach its £4m target way ahead of its January 2014 deadline.

James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog said: “The media says the beer market is in decline, but it’s just being redefined. The craft beer revolution has exploded from its niche starting point to an international movement.”