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Rural business win for Yorkshire Wolds brewery

Rural business win for Yorkshire Wolds brewery


An East Yorkshire brewery based near Wold Newton has won Rural Business of the Year at theScarborough NewsBusiness Awards.


Wold Top Brewery was announced as the winner of the new award for 2017 during a 007-themed ceremony at The Scarborough Spa on Friday, November 24.


Brewery Manager Alex Balchin and his wife, Accounts and Export Manager, Kate, were at the ceremony to accept the award.


"We're really pleased to win the first ever Rural Award at the Scarborough Business Awards - it's a great way to finish the year and is testament to the hard work of our great team." said Kate.


The Rural Award, sponsored by Stuart's Foods, aims to highlight the individuals and businesses who help to deliver prosperity through their enterprise. Judges included Chris Sanders, the aviation development director at Leeds Bradford Airport; Bill Walker, director of strategic relationships at the University of Hull and Ed Asquith, editor ofTheScarborough News.


More than 400 people celebrated the achievements of businesses and individuals from the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas at the fourth annual awards ceremony.



Photo:Kate and Alex Balchin Kate and Alex Balchin

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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please You can also find Wold Top Brewery onFacebook,TwitterandInstagram, and you can keep up to date with the brewery's latest newshere.

  2. Wold Top Brewery was born in 2003 when the Mellor family diversified from farming into beer brewing using the malting barley they produce and the farm's own supply of water.

  3. Twenty-one varieties of beer make up Wold Top Brewery's award-winning range including Wold Top Beer, Headland Red, Anglers Reward and Wold Top Against the Grain gluten-free beer. More information on the range of bottled beers can be found

  4. For more information about The Scarborough News Business Awards, please