Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68Yorkshire accountancy firm Garbutt + Elliott has been appointed by Leeds-based Eyes Brewing to help it realise its dream of opening the UK’s first dedicated wheat beer brewery. The brewery has also engaged Garbutt + Elliott to provide a range of services including accounts and tax compliance, payroll processing and business advice. Chris Bennigsen, director at Eyes Brewing, sought out the expertise of brewery specialist Matthew Grant after speaking with Ainsty Ales - also a client of Garbutt and Elliott’s. With access to his knowledge, contacts and expertise, Eyes Brewing was all set to introduce its first wheat beer to the market at this year’s Northallerton Beer Festival. Speaking on the appointment, Chris said: “For a long time it has been our dream to become the UK’s first ever wheat brewery and with Matthew’s help we’ve been able to achieve this. Garbutt + Elliott has provided us with invaluable advice and we’re very much looking forward to working with the firm in the future as we grow and develop our business. “Matthew has a huge amount of knowledge in the brewing sector and we’re grateful for his assistance in us breaking into the market. We love wheat beer and are really excited to see what the public thinks of it.” Microbrewing continues to grow in the UK with 160 breweries in Yorkshire alone; Eyes Brewing however will be the first brewery in the country to specialise in wheat beer, a drink that’s very popular in northern European countries. Matthew Grant, director at Garbutt + Elliott commented: “It’s great to be working with such an exciting client as Eyes Brewing because they are genuinely doing something out of the ordinary. Wheat beer has been popular on the continent for centuries and it’s very exciting to see someone specialising in it in the UK.” “What’s also exciting is the fact that Eyes Brewery is making the first steps on its journey and I’m delighted to be helping them gather momentum and succeed.” Working predominantly with growing and entrepreneurial owner-managed businesses based throughout Yorkshire, Garbutt + Elliott operates across a diverse range of sectors including retail, manufacturing, food, brewing, creative arts, digital media, property, construction, horseracing, charities and not-for-profit. Over the course of the past 12 months, the firm has acquired more than 300 new clients. Pictured: Raising a glass to Eyes Brewing at the York Beer Festival North West-based broker Bollington Insurance has announced a 20% increase in year-on-year sales revenue from brewing industry insurance products, with their pub insurance, microbrewery insurance and nightclub insurance products all proving increasingly popular. Catherine Proudlove, SME team manager, explains, “While we have seen an increase in enquiries across the board, it is microbreweries in particular which are leading the way. “We have had more requests for quotations this year, from a wider range of sources, which we see as indicative of a continuing trend of more breweries opening across the UK.” Bollington is one of the few insurance brokers to have a dedicated brewery insurance team, part of a company with over 40 years’ experience in dealing with commercial insurance risks. As a result of this, Bollington has developed a number of niche products for the brewing industry to ensure brewers can cover stock in transit, kegs left out in the open, exhibitions and events and a full range of liabilities including employers’ liability, public liability and even professional indemnity for those who provide services to the industry. Bollington now insures over 200 different breweries, with a number of additional clients in the hospitality industry ranging from pubs and bars to bed & breakfast owners and hoteliers. As Catherine explains, “With more brewers entering the market, we have been asked to insure risks ranging from garden sheds to a small castle – and many more besides! “It is pleasing for us to be able to assist both hobbyists and seasoned professionals alike. Britain is thriving when it comes to brewing, and it’s not only beer – we insure wineries and cideries, too. We’re proud to help make it possible for businesses of all sizes.” Bollington can insure a full range of risks including business premises, equipment and vehicles alongside stock, with seasonal adjustments of stock levels included as standard on microbrewery policies. They are also work alongside the Society of Independent Brewers Association (SIBA) to provide the right insurance products to meet the needs of brewers everywhere. 12 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS News For more information visit: Bollington sees surge in insurance sales Ahead for Eyes Brewing For more information visit: BUSINESS 12_Layout 1 30/10/2016 13:06 Page 1