Whale Ale tasted and approved by Prime Minister
Warwickshire brothers Tom and Ed Coyte were invited to No. 10 Downing Street to meet with the Prime Minister on Thursday 12th September to celebrate their company Whale Ale.
The brothers are the youngest brewery owners in the UK and are already selling thousands of pints each week.
The company produces two beers; Pale Whale (3.6%) and Ruby Moby (4.0%).
No 10. Downing Street saw The Prime Minister, David Cameron, pull a pint of Whale Ale and sample it whilst having a discussion with the brothers about their business.
Tom and Ed secured funding through The Princes Trust Charity, The Start up Loans Company and The New Enterprise Allowance, all of which are schemes aimed at supporting new British businesses. The Prime Minister announced on Thursday that the government was going to invest a further £69m into the government led schemes.
Whale Ale Limited was part of around 10 companies who were chosen from thousands of businesses currently supported by the schemes to showcase the success of the schemes to date.
Ed Coyte said “We were delighted to be invited to No. 10 to meet with The Prime Minister, along with a number of other high profile individuals such as entrepreneurs James Caan and Levi Roots who are heavily involved with the initiatives”.
Tom Coyte said “We believe that these schemes are absolutely the right strategy in terms of creating growth and employment for small business and the wider UK economy as we continue on the path to recovery”.
“We were very proud to see our beer enjoyed by The Prime Minister especially since we understand that he is a fan of British real ale! The reception was held upstairs in a state room of Number 10 and the Prime Minister was keen to pour his own beer and have a taste”
Ed Coyte remarked “We found it surreal to park our van outside the front door of No. 10 Downing Street for most of the day! We also had to be quite careful whilst carrying casks of beer up the main staircase and into the state rooms!”
“Mr Cameron really enjoyed Whale Ale, and following his departure we had a crowd of ministers, senior civil servants, Lords and entrepreneurs sampling our beer… It seems most people are always keen for a free beer!”
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