Award-winning local business, Wye Valley Brewery, have been able to improve their operations following the award of a Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG).

This has been sourced from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), with the assistance of Herefordshire Council.

Marches Building Investment Grant (MBIG) funding of £100k from the ERDF has enabled Wye Valley Brewery to extend an existing building at the rear of their 9-acre site at Stoke Lacy, “providing much-needed additional storage at optimum temperatures and multi-level loading bays to maximise the brewery’s distribution of its products”.

The new facilities also allow "the consolidation of cask washing/filling operations and storage in one building, improving efficiency and safety".

The works have created five additional jobs so far.

Vernon Amor, Managing Director of Wye Valley Brewery, said: “We are delighted to have completed our latest significant investment at Wye Valley Brewery with assistance from the Marches Building Investment Grant Scheme."