Last night we enjoyed rubbing shoulders with some of Plymouth's top businesspeople at a glittering ceremony for The Herald Business Awards and we were delighted to come away
with an award for Small Business of the Year!
Being recognised among the best small and medium-sized enterprises and big nationally renowned companies is testament to our hardworking team. Well done also to the runners up, we had some stiff competition!
We were delighted to be the only Plymouth food & drink manufacturer to win at this year's awards. This was the first time we had entered these awards, which drew entries from more than 500 businesses across Plymouth and the surrounding area.
Winning Small Business of the Year rounds off what has been an extremely successful year for the team here at Dartmoor Brewery. In October 2013 we revealed our complete re-brand alongside a new website and some ambitious future expansion plans.
Our famous Jail Ale brand remains a firm favourite with real ale drinkers across Plymouth and Devon and has now broken into national markets, with its unique taste of Dartmoor now finding favour across the South of England. Elsewhere, our speciality beer, Three Stout Hares, just last week picked up a Bronze award at the annual Tucker's Maltings Festival.
The Brewery team had a fantastic evening at the Awards – congratulations to the winners. We'll be raising a pint of Jail Ale over the bank holiday weekend to celebrate!