A grant of £54,000 from the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership’s £8m ‘Growing The Humber’ programme has helped the brewery to expand its operation to Grimsby, creating new jobs, due to growing demand for its beer.
The LEP funding brings the project’s total spend to £200,000. Director Will Douglas said:
“It’s awesome to see works begin on site and to see the first pictures of the new tanks being specially made for this building. “We’re investing substantially in much bigger brewing kit than we have in Crowle because the demand for our beer has outstripped our ability to supply customers. “The Humber LEP grant funding was vital because it unlocked bigger and more efficient equipment which makes us more future proofed, and more environmentally sustainable. We should be up and running in August. “With our increased production capacity, we can build on the success of last year, create jobs in the area and lay the foundations for a bumper 2018/19.”
Axholme Director Shahram Shadan who is project managing the brewery renovations, said:
“The inside and outside of the building will be unrecognisable when it opens later this year. “We have gone back to the shell and will be giving it new specialist flooring, wall coverings, windows and ceilings. We are working exclusively with local firms such as Coleman Plastering, Excell Electrical, Imperial Resin Flooring, Jay Blackburn Windows & Doors and Birkdale Roller Shutters.”
Axholme worked with their Local Business Growth Hub Adviser based at E-Factor , who was instrumental in taking the grant application forward and achieving approval.
The Growing The Humber programme which is supported by the Government’s Local Growth Fund.
Details of the Growing the Humber Fund can be found at http://www.humberlep.org/business/funding/growing-the-humber/