Chapel Down Plc (EPIC: CDGP)has been announced as one of the London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report, in its third year, recognizes the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.
The company, which is considered to be the first wine producer ever to be included in the report, has reportedly shown consistent revenue growth, significantly outperforming its industry peers. Chapel Down’s record-breaking crowdfund from 2014 on Seedrs was quoted by the London Stock Exchange as having “blazed a trail in England’s winemaking and craft beer market” while the winery was also recognised for its contribution to tourism, welcoming over 50,000 visitors to Tenterden, in Kent, each year.
Frazer Thompson, Chapel Down CEO, commented:
“Being recognised by the London Stock Exchange as one of Britain’s most inspiring companies is a great honour and it is humbling to be the first wine producer to feature. We strive to push boundaries in all areas of our business, whether that be through product innovation, record-breaking crowdfunding or expansion into new categories such as beer and cider, and it is extremely rewarding to be recognised for this.”
Xavier Rolet, chief executive of London Stock Exchange Group, added :
“High-growth SMEs are the driving force behind the UK economy, developing the skills, jobs and growth we need. But ambition alone is not enough; their success must be highlighted and their growth properly supported with appropriate finance. That’s why the event is so important: demonstrating the strong alliance between UK Government, financial market participants, investors, entrepreneurs and companies to support these inspiring businesses. The celebration is fundamental to London Stock Exchange’s core, the need to support UK high growth companies in their journeys from Start-up to Stardom and create an entrepreneurship revolution.”
Chapel Down offers a range of English sparkling and still wines together with the award-winning range of Curious beers and ciders. Chapel Down was, this year, also awarded ‘Cool Brand’ status for the second consecutive year and is one of the UK government’s ‘Top 50 Food Stars’.
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