What a way to kick off a new year! Late into 2018 we headed to the home of English football for the SME National Business awards following our regional win for ‘Best Employer under 50 Employees’ we only went and won the national final and named the best in the UK.
The awards ceremony, which took place at Wembley Stadium on Friday (7th December), celebrated Britain’s industrious, hardworking and enterprising SMEs. We lifted the trophy to rapturous applause after being named the winner thanks to outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices.
The judges commented ahead of Purity being announced as winners “A simple idea brought to life by a shared passion has seen this organisation thrive in a competitive market. A thoroughly deserving winner!”
Entrants also had to demonstrate sustainable growth combined with a degree of commercial success that is exceptional for the size of the business. Founded on a working farm in 2005, Purity has gone from strength-to-strength over the years, with a broad range of beers and an array of national and international brewing awards. We now employ over 40 people and have expanded its sales regions as far as Nottingham, Stoke-on-Trent, Bristol and London.
Our cofounder and CEO, Paul Halsey, said: “What a way to end 2018! We’re absolutely delighted and extremely proud of this achievement to be recognised not just on a local stage but nationally as well. There are exciting times ahead at the brewery and this award really shows that our values of pure quality, pure eco and pure community are shining through. Huge thanks to our Puritans for their continual support of our business and of course, our beer!”