We are delighted as a company that we have been able to maintain our AA BRC Grade – along with no non conformities – in what I think we can all agree has been an odd year. Our Quality Manager, Charlotte Banner, was able to conduct a Covid-19 safe audit along with the help from the rest of the site over a 2 day period during October.
Bevisol are proud to announce that as part of our development project we intend to install a 90kW PhotoVoltaic generation system to offset the power requirements of the new equipment we will be using once Project Diamond is finished.
Here at Bevisol, one of our daily aims is to be as environmentally friendly as possible. It is a very important value that all of the Bevisol team share and therefore, we are excited to be building up our commitment to this important global mission to improve the world we are lucky to call 'home'.
Bevisol is taking part in ‘Trek the Night – Cotswold Way 2017’ – on 10 June 2017, to raise funds for Action Medical Research. Since 1952, Action Medical Research has been funding research into finding new cures and treatments for sick children achieving breakthrough’s, such as the polio and rubella vaccines, as well as ultrasound scans.
Trek the Night is a grueling 40-mile hike over the Cotswold Hills, starting at midnight and taking around 16 hours. It will be a tough endurance challenge and, to prepare themselves, the Bevisol hiking team has already completed a number of endurance hikes to build up their stamina for the main event.
So far, they have completed a number of charity events, such as an early morning 16 mile walk at Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys, Wales in January, an exhausting 23 mile hike over the beautiful but stamina sapping Black Mountains in Brecon and a 26 mile hike through the Wye Forest in the West Midlands, all helping to raise money for important charities along the way, such as air ambulance, St Michael’s Hospice and the mountain rescue teams.
The teams would be grateful for any donations to help spur them on during the 16 hour walk!
Bevisol was pleased to receive an AA grade on our recent BRC audit. The whole team have worked hard on the conversion from v6 to v7 of the BRC Food Safety Standard and it shows our commitment to Food Safety and the Quality of our products.
It's been a many months of fund raising and digging deep but in 6 hours, 4 minutes and 8 seconds our Finance Manager smashed the London Marathon.
It was a huge achievement by Donna and everyone at Bevisol is so proud! How she managed to roll in work for 8am on Monday morning, we don't know.
Although smashing her target already, every little helps so please donate what you can https://www.justgiving.com/donnaandmichelle2016
Well done Donna.....roll on next year maybe..
Bevisol's Team Leaders, Deputies and Engineering department descended upon Longtown Outdoor Education Centre to embark in a weekend of fun team building activities.
Special thanks to all the team at Longtown for putting on such a good weekend!
Team Building Event held for all staff at Ledbury Rugby Club.
Good time had by all despite the wet weather.
Organised by Black Clover Events.
Hog Roast provided by LDA Meats, Ledbury.
IT'S definitely a case of raised glasses to Ledbury drinks producer Bevisol Ltd, which is undergoing significant expansion due to increasing demand for its ciders and fruit wines. The company in Bromyard Road began as a business start up in 2011 when it employed 11 people. This has now grown to a work force of 38, which this year will produce around 66 million litres of final product.
"Due to continual growth in its cider market, Bevisol had already reached full capacity in 2013 and we are now investing more than £3m to increase production capacity by a further 100 per cent," said managing director Chris Newall. "We have named the project Manhattan, after after Big Apple, and it involves the installation of new fermentation tanks, filters and processing equipment, as well as upgrading the site services and utilities, such as water and electricity supply. We had already recruited additional staff some months ago ready for when work is completed in July, so ensuring the new technicians are fully up to speed with the new modern production equipment, designed to make the highest quality ciders. A comprehensive commissioning and training plan is underway as the new production areas are fully integrated with existing production."
Molson Coors has announced the launch of Carling British Cider – Cherry, a flavoured version of its original award-winning Carling British Cider, launched last year.
Available in the off-trade only, Carling British Cider – Cherry is 4% ABV and will be available in 500ml bottles, as singles or packs of six.
Jim Shearer, brand director, Carling at Molson Coors UK said: “The success of Carling British Cider among retailers has been fantastic. In response to customer demand, we are excited to launch Carling British Cider – Cherry to our off trade customers. We researched several different new flavours and Cherry got a unanimous thumbs-up for its vibrant colour and fresh crisp taste with a burst of sweetness, perfect for summer. We look forward to continuing to innovate in the cider market, which we believe offers superb opportunity for growth.”
The new flavour will be supported alongside original Carling British Cider in a £4m advertising campaign including TV, outdoor and digital, starting with the TV ad from the 4th April. In addition to the advertising, Carling British Cider will be supported with a national sampling campaign, building on the success of a similar campaign in 2013 where over 1m consumers were sampled.
The original Carling British Cider launched exclusively in the off-trade in March 2013 and won a prestigious gold medal at the International Brewing Awards 2013. Carling British Cider – Cherry, with a recommended retail price of £2.15p for a single 500ml bottle and £12 for a pack of six, is set to continue this precedent for great tasting and refreshing ciders.