BrewDog to expand with 130 new jobs

SCOTS beer firm BrewDog is to expand with the creation of 130 jobs.

BrewDog is to create 130 new jobs as it looks to expand. Picture: PA
BrewDog is to create 130 new jobs as it looks to expand. Picture: PA

The Aberdeenshire-based brewer of Punk IPA and 5am Saint has seen its sales rocket amid growing demand for independently-brewed beers.

BrewDog, which was founded in 2007, exports its beers to over 50 countries, and has established a global bar franchise including outlets in Sao Paulo, Helsinki and Florence.

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BrewDog is to create 130 new jobs as it looks to expand. Picture: PA

The jobs boost comes after a £1.5 million Regional Selective Assistance grant, and will more than double the firm’s Ellon workforce from 90 to 220.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney, who is to visit the brewery later 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.”

Founders James Watt and Martin Dickie established BrewDog when they were both aged 24, as a response to the ‘stuffy ales’ that dominated the UK drinks market.

Seven years later, the company employs more than 350 people, and has raised millions through public investors to fund its expansions through the online ‘Equity for Punks’ scheme.

The Sunday Times Fast Track 100 recently named BrewDog the UK’s fastest growing food and drink company.

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