Unique Opportunity to Acquire Nottinghamshire’s Second Largest Brewery

Established business with 1m p.a. turnover immediately available to investors or other brewers wishing to take advantage of substantial additional capacity at the Springhead site.

Following the appointment of Andrew Fender of Sanderlings LLP as Administrator on 14 June 2018, Springhead Fine Ales Limited, one of Nottinghamshire’s oldest and best-loved microbreweries, established in 1990, has been put up for immediate sale. Grown from England’s smallest brewery, with an entry in the Guinness Book of Records in 1990, to a modern state of the art 50 brewers’ barrel brewery on a 2 acre site in North Nottinghamshire, and winning a whole host of awards for their exciting range of craft beers along the way, the brewery is now presenting an excellent business opportunity, offering the goodwill and extensive assets. The new buyer will benefit from existing contracts supplying most major supermarkets across the region, including ASDA, Morrison’s, Co-op, Tesco, and Waitrose with its flagship brand, Roaring Meg, as well as three other bottled beers, and also established trading relationships selling large quantities of its award-winning beers to wholesalers and major pubcos, including JD Wetherspoon’s, Molson Coors, Heineken-Punch Taverns, Greene King, and Carlsberg, and a loyal freetrade customer-base extending throughout the Midlands and Yorkshire.

This is a golden opportunity to acquire a developed business with huge capacity for growth available at the current plant with minimal changes required in order to dramatically increase production, and should appeal to investors and breweries wishing to expand business and assets. The site and equipment is large enough to be shared by the current business and another brewery, and a small amount of investment in equipment could also increase productivity. There are excellent opportunities to export, move into kegged products, and to take on further contract brewing.

The business has a current turnover of £1m p.a., and all key staff, including the Head Brewer and Communications Director, are committed and enthusiastic about working with new owners to bring the business forward into its next phase. The business is operated with the benefit of a fully developed Brewery Management System, and customer database of 3000 customers.

What is for sale?

The business, goodwill, recipes and trademarks, the fixed assets of the 50BB Moeschle plant with 4 x 12200L fermenters, hot & cold 12,800L liquor tanks, 12,800L Copper, manifold, underback, 2 compressors, Microdat 2 headcask washer, 2200 stainless steel firkins, 4 x 6800L conditioning tanks and Dennis Baldwin steam boiler; all in working condition and in situ, plus stock of cask beer and bottled beers. There is a large insulated chill-room, as well as masses of additional storage at the back of the site. A VOSA license for 3 heavy goods vehicles on site exists.

The current business set-up has the capacity to easily double production without the need for major investment. The site also has the space for additional equipment when required, making this an ideal opportunity to take on a developed business at a realistic price for a quick sale.

The Administrator will provide detailed information for genuinely interested parties who are prepared to sign a non-disclosure agreement. For more information or to discuss the opportunity, please contact Andrew Fender 01564 700 052 or .

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