Brewing up an award

Midlothian’s Cross Borders Brewing named best micro-business in prestigious Scottish awards.

Cross Borders Brewing has been named Micro-Business of the Year in the Scottish section of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 at a prestigious event in Edinburgh.

The Eskbank-based craft brewery, which began trading in 2016, has already built up an impressive range of tasty beers which are rapidly growing in popularity across the UK.

Receiving his award, Jonny Wilson, Head Brewer and Co-Founder of Cross Borders Brewing, said:

“We are delighted to receive this recognition for the hard work our team have put into our passion for brewing. To be named micro-business of the year in Scotland less than two years into our journey is fantastic. Not only do we have award winning beers, but it means a lot to us to be an award winning business. We look forward to building on these strong foundations and sharing our passion for great beers with even more customers in future.”

The Scottish stage of the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2018 is sponsored by Business Gateway.

Hugh Lightbody, Chief Officer at the Business Gateway National Unit, said:

“Business Gateway provides free practical help and advice to tens of thousands of businesses across the whole of Scotland no matter what stage they’re at in their business life cycle. Over the last 24 months the DigitalBoost programme has given SMEs even more reason to contact Business Gateway, providing them access to a suite of free resources to help them with their digital skills and expertise including 1:1 sessions, workshops, online guides, a digital healthcheck and online tutorials that can be accessed 24/7. The FSB and Business Gateway work closely in Scotland and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them to deliver these fantastic awards.”

Since launch, Cross Borders has produced and released five core beers. These are Pale, IPA, Porter, Heavy and Braw. It has also released one limited-release Black IPA and four seasonal brews (Spring, Summer, Autumn & Winter) which feature locally foraged wild ingredients at their core and have imminent plans to release further seasonal and experimental beers to market. Cross Borders Brewing Company has already established itself as one of the top micro-breweries in Scotland