The chairman of the City Pub Companies, has teamed up with the founders of the West Berkshire Brewery (WBB), to offer beer lovers a chance to buy a stake in the company.
David Bruce, who developed the Firkin and the Slug & Lettuce pub chains and was a co-founder of the team which created, floated and then sold the Capital Pub Company for £93m, became chairman of WBB in March 2013. He has already personally invested £100.000 in the company and is acquiring a further £50,000 of shares as part of the new initiative which will provide family, friends and WBB fans the opportunity to buy a minimum stake of £1,000 in the business .
Bruce described WBB as "a fabulous, authentic, British brewing success story" which he is proud to lead.
Based in Yattendon, West Berkshire, WBB was founded by husband-and-wife team Dave and Helen Maggs, almost 20 years ago when they used their life savings to make beer in a converted barn behind a pub.
Together with their business partners, Andy and Karen Baum, who joined WBB in 1998, they went on to create a brewery that produces eight beers including Good Old Boy, Swift's Pale Ale and Dr Hexter's Healer, as well as a raft of seasonal and limited-edition brews. Its products are now stocked in pubs across London and the Home Counties, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire, as well as more than 30 branches of Waitrose and Fortnum & Mason in London.
The offer to buy a stake in the business will run throughout January. All enquiries should be made to the company via the brewery website: www.wbbrew.com
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