Funding allows Jarrow Brewery to expand

Funding worth over £200,000 has enabled Jarrow Brewery to open a new 5,000 sq ft, 40 barrel plant on the Bede Industrial Estate

Jess McConnell of Jarrow Brewery (left) with Reward Capital’s Dave Jones
Jess McConnell of Jarrow Brewery (left) with Reward Capital’s Dave Jones

Funding worth over £200,000 has enabled Jarrow Brewery to open a new 5,000 sq ft, 40 barrel plant on the Bede Industrial Estate.

The £500,000 facility will have the capacity to produce 72,000 pints a week - five times more than the brewery has been able to manufacture previously.

It will also create five new jobs at the £2m turnover company, which currently employs 60 people, with a further 10 expected over the next three years.

The business recently received £80,000 of funding from Reward Capital and £140,000 through the Government-backed Regional Growth Fund, as well as private funding.

Jess McConnell, who established the firm with his wife Alison in 2002, said: “Our beers have an excellent reputation and a loyal band of followers so we’re in an excellent position to aggressively extend our brand and increase our turnover.”

Partner at Reward, Dave Jones, said: “Jarrow Brewery is a fast-growing family-owned business but it needed Reward’s help to make its new brewing facility a reality. We were absolutely delighted to help the company continue its expansion.”

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