Changes are brewing at Leeds firm

A Leeds design and manufacturing company which supplies the brewing trade has undergone a restructure after a year where its turnover grew to £1.6m and it won a contract with a leading London firm.

Monday, 15th January 2018, 10:29 am
Updated Monday, 15th January 2018, 10:30 am
THE BOSS: Re-structuring has seen Stephen Midgely take company ownership.

Brewology, based at Hunslet on the Maple Park Industrial Estate, has more than 60 years experience in the brewing industry.

In a recent shake-up, technical director Stephen Midgely took up the company ownership after founding chairman David Midgley stood down to explore new business opportunities. Managing director David Grant, who has held senior management posts in the brewing industry, also joins the board of directors.

Brewology services range from offering a complete set of equipment for aspiring brewers to software development and spares. In the last three years since being formed it has invested in a new plant and employees to see turnover grow to the current £1.6m.

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Brewology won a number of contracts last year - including a major project with Fuller Smith and Turner PLC (Fuller’s) to build a state-of the-art ‘robot’ packaging line at its historic Chiswick brewery - home to the famous London Pride premium ale - which enabled the handling of up to 480 casks per hour.

David Grant said: “As a young business we are fast building a reputation for quality with innovation. This year we were especially delighted to help Fuller’s, London’s most historic but forward-thinking brewery, with their major investment.

“The brewing industry is growing apace, with some 2,000 UK breweries now, and many need help with their development in a highly competitive environment. We can provide innovative solutions and this year aim to grow business with both fledgling and established brewers.”