Crowdfund Target Over £3M Raised With 7 Days To Go
29 Jan 2020
We are delighted to announce that today we have hit our very ambitious crowdfunding target of £3m!
A huge thank you to you to all our supporters for helping us achieve this goal. We're on course to build Edinburgh's Biggest Brewery in 150 years at Heriot-Watt University’s Research Park to the west of Edinburgh. Each investor will have their name proudly displayed on the wall of the new brewery and enjoy a number of additional perks such as free birthday pints and discounts across our Brewery Taprooms and online shop.
Our crowdfund remains open until midnight on Wednesday 5 February, so there's still time to get involved with one last chance* to invest.
Dougal Gunn Sharp, Founder and Master Brewer said: “I am personally absolutely delighted by the response we’ve had to our crowdfund and the endorsement of our beers, our business and our brand. I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the 2000+ investors who have joined our community since the fund opened. We’ve always said our fans are one of our biggest strengths as a business, and we can’t wait to welcome you all to the brewery next year for the opening party to share a celebratory pint. Massive thanks again to everyone who has supported us, it is hugely appreciated.”
Both Heriot-Watt and Innis & Gunn anticipate a wealth of benefits to arise as a result of the collaboration. Students will benefit from invaluable hands on experience across a range of topics from brewing operations to marketing and administration. Innis & Gunn will have access to world leading academic research as well as a constant stream of industry ready talent from the world-renowned brewing and distilling course.
The site will bring all production and packaging in house, simplifying the current outsourced model and reducing costs, while simultaneously reducing the company’s carbon footprint. It will also create around 30 new jobs.
*Due to exceeding our initial target, our campaign now enters a ‘cooling off period’, for the next seven days. This final phase is a regulatory requirement and we're very happy to welcome more investors to our community.