Scotland’s brewing industry has seen major growth in the last eight years, with the number of brewing enterprises increasing by 229 percent. Nottingham-based insurance brokers Russell Scanlan has specialised in brewery insurance since 2007, counting Scottish brewery East Neuk Brewing & Distilling amongst its clients. Here, Marketing Director Mike Dickinson (pictured) takes a look at this thriving sector and why it’s so important to create tailored policies for breweries.
“It’s very encouraging to see such a significant rise in the number of breweries, with 135 brewing enterprises now operating in Scotland, compared with just 34 in 2010, and 2,000 across the UK as a whole. The microbrewing sector has taken off at speed over the last decade and has become a shining example of an innovative British industry. But with any new sector of business, it has changed rapidly as it has settled into a profitable model and with that change comes complexity which many small brewers have found hard to keep up with.
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