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East Yorkshire brewery reaches the final of a business award

East Yorkshire brewery reaches the final of a business award


The team at a Wold Newton brewery is celebrating after being shortlisted in the Yorkshire and Humber FSB (Federation of Small Businesses) Celebrating Small Business awards.


Wold Top Brewery has reached the final in the Family Business of the Year category in the awards that recognise the contribution that small businesses make to the national economy.


Kate Balchin, fourth generation of the founding Mellor family, is delighted to be shortlisted: "Last year, my sister Jennirelocated from London to her Yorkshire roots to help steer the brewery's marketing strategy and we welcomed the latest baby, Arthur to the Wold Top family, so it's quite apt that we should reach the final in this category."


The Yorkshire and The Humber Area finals take place on Friday 1 March at The Principal Hotel in York and the winners at that event will go through to the UK finals, to be held in May 2019 in Central London. Wold Top Brewery is the only East Yorkshire business in the final and is competing against North Yorkshire businesses Playscheme, Class One Fresh Produce and Fusco's of Whitby and Leeds based North Star Coffee Roasters.


The FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards are the leading celebration of the UK's 5.7 million small businesses and showcase some of the best, most innovative and most determined small businesses.



Photo:Three generations of the Mellor family Back L - R Tom Mellor, Jenni and Arthur Ashwood Front L - R Gill Mellor, Tilly, Kate and Beth Balchin Three generations of the Mellor family


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Notes to editors

  1. Wold Top Brewery was founded by in 2003 and is located on the Mellor family farm at Hunmanby Grange. The team at Wold Top brew 40,000 litres of beer a week in a bespoke brew plant and use home grown barley and water from the farm's borehole to create award-winning beers. For more information, please