Being based on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne may provide local businesses with a logistical head ache from time-to-time, but it hasn’t hampered Lindisfarne Mead's ambitious growth plans.
The firm has signed a licensing agreement with a supplier in the USA to distribute its Lindisfarne Mead range and a number of additional products developed by the company.
This is yet another boost for the well-known North East drink producer which has seen sales increase by more than 20% in the past year.
Recent investment at the Lindisfarne Winery has included a new bottling line which has increased production to 5,000 bottles per day and the company has ambitious plans for further growth.
“Currently we are investing in improved warehouse facilities and stock control systems, a new laboratory and a kitchen to develop a fudge range and bring our biscuit and cake production in-house,” said director Ian Robinson.
“A new white rum is coming on stream at Alnwick Rum, following the success last year of our Golden Spiced Rum, and our Internet sales are growing.
“”Last year was a good one for us and we see a lot of untapped potential in the Lindisfarne brand. We have a strong base to continue expansion in the UK and Europe and are delighted that we now have licensing in place for the USA market where there is considerable growth potential.
“We have new outlets across the region and in the south, including Windsor, Oxford and Newbury.”
The company is part of the Harry Hotspur Holdings Group that includes Alnwick Brewery & Alnwick Rum Co, which have also enjoyed a successful year.