BeerHawk.co.uk, the multi-award winning online beer retailer, has formally opened its new 12000 sq. ft premises in Wetherby with an event for brewers, customers, beer writers and suppliers. Founders Mark Roberts and Chris France (right) anticipate the move
will see the creation of up to 30 new jobs and the capacity to significantly increase the range of premium craft beers to over 1,000 varieties.
Mark Roberts stated, “It was great to be able to invite our friends from across the industry to our opening celebration! The breweries, suppliers and beer writers that we work with all enjoyed seeing our new facilities, which will help transform the speed of our delivery operations and enable us to extend our range significantly. We’re really proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but even more excited about what’s possible in 2017 and beyond!
“The move gives us the capability to increase our output approximately five-fold; our exciting offers and the creative way we present our eclectic beer collections are part of the reason people have such an affinity with Beer Hawk. Making these types of business decision has been part of the engine room of our success and we are looking forward to the dynamic step forward for Beer Hawk this represents with great anticipation.”
In attendance at the event was Leeds-based North Brewing Co Director, John Gyngell, who commented, “The new premises are a shiny, busy, perfect representation of what an exciting, fast paced, developing and most importantly – fun business we all operate in.”
With plans to grow substantially over the next three years, the move places Beer Hawk at the heart of improved transport links to meet growing consumer and trade demand. The new warehouse development itself increases storage capacity 10-fold and combines with additional, significant investment in technology to improve the business’s overall efficiency.
With the business launched in 2012 by Mark Roberts and co-founder Chris France, Beer Hawk has grown quickly to 30 staff, sourcing its world beer selection from more than 25 different countries, with beers cherry picked from recognisable breweries like Brewdog, Chimay and Goose Island, as well as some of the hottest and toughest to reach breweries on the planet. Already a favourite with its online consumer base, Beer Hawk now offers a trade service, enabling independents of all shapes and sizes to pick ‘n’ mix beers without a minimum quantity of each beer bought. This compelling proposition is tempting and interesting trade customers across the UK. Spotting an early trend of consumers wanting to enjoy premium speciality craft beers from around the world, in the comfort of their own armchair, Beer Hawk has grown to become the UK’s largest consumer beer delivery platform in just four years.