Craft beer firm BrewDog has revealed plans to create dozens of new jobs after announcing “record growth” this year.
The Fraserburgh-born brewery is set to recruit 40 new members of staff, set up a graduate recruitment programme and open three new bars over the next quarter.
The company is also full steam ahead with the development of a state-of-the-art carbon-neutral brewery, expected to be completed by the end of June.
Despite a downturn in the economy, BrewDog has bucked the trend in 2012 and is expecting to achieve a turnover of £12m this year.
Co-founder James Watt said that the economic crisis had been the company’s “biggest catalyst for success”.
He added: “Five years ago BrewDog was Martin Dickie, myself, some second hand equipment and Bracken the dog. Now we’re Scotland’s largest independent brewery, selling our craft beer in 27 different countries and owning eight craft beer bars across the country.
“We’re opening three more bars in three months adding 40 new members of staff, yet all we hear about in the media is redundancies, downturns and Lady Gaga.”
The firm announced last July that they were launching a share scheme for private investors in a bid to generate £2.2m to partly fund the carbon neutral brewery based on the outskirts of Aberdeen.
The investment offer which was subsequently launched - Equity For Punks II – was used to expand BrewDog's bar portfolio to locations throughout the UK and to develop the eco-friendly base.
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