Brewing up success. A story of start-ups
Reservist and entrepreneur Neel Singh saw his glass as being more than half full when he took over the ownership of Dorking Brewery last year. With some financial help on tap from start-up loan charity X-Forces, Neel and his team have had a successful first year producing award-winning beers with some of the proceeds going to Royal Navy charities.
The brewery is now moving to bigger premises so that they can cope with all the orders that are flooding in.
The Surrey-based brewery is just one of the many military based start-ups that have benefited from advice and support from X-Forces.
According to Ren Kapur, the charity’s Chief Executive Officer, people with a military back ground often have the skills sets to go into business if they get the right guidance and support.
“Once we go through the detail of what competences are required to start up a business, they get it, and they tend to get it really quickly,” she said.