We're delighted to let you know that our founder, Tom Mellor been named as one of two enterprising business owners in the final of the Hull Daily Mail Business Awards’ Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Tom has been shortlisted in the category that aims to find the individual who has had a profound effect on both business and the local community.
Tom took over the family farm in 1981, expanded the acreage and introduced new crops before researching other ventures to increase income. Tom took his first steps into diversification at the beginning of the 2000s when he established the brewery on the 600 acre farm site with wife, Gill.
He said: “Wold Top is built upon the resources from the land the farm sits on, and we endeavoured to make the most of what we had in order to secure the farm’s future.
“We have worked hard to sustain and grow the brewery business as well as establishing our other bottling and events businesses and more recently, a whisky distillery.
“I’m very proud to be shortlisted in the entrepreneur category, and it goes without saying that it’s as a result of having great teams to work with."
The winners will be announced at the ceremony taking place on November 16 at the KCOM stadium when businessman and TV personality Dave Fishwick will present the awards. Wish us luck!