INDEPENDENT Saltaire Brewery has expanded the ownership of the business, doubling its board.

Saltaire had been wholly owned by founder, Tony Gartland, and managing director, Ewen Gordon, but now sales director, Nick Helliwell, and operations director, Dan Spampinato, have joined the board.

Since 2017 the company has invested more than £3m in a new 40bbl brewhouse and a new packaging plant to create a new contract brewing and bottling business.

This has already attracted a range of new clients to the extent that the business is now brewing some 65,000 litres and is bottling 70,000 bottles a week.

Mr Gartland said: “Recognising the need for long term stability in the management team and the contribution made by Nick and Dan during this significant period of expansion, we are pleased to be able to offer them the opportunity to share in the value of the business as it continues to grow. Both have significantly added to the quality of the Board and it is the next logical step to invite them to take part in the ownership structure.”