West an independent Glasgow based brewery became the first employee-owned beer maker in the UK earlier this year.
Petra Wetzel who founded the brewery 13 years ago plans to make the company fully employee-owned over the next 25 years by drip-feeding the shares of the company into a SIP for her employees, starting with 10% this year.
It’s refreshing that a brewery founder has chosen to help her team benefit from their joint endeavours, where many brewery founders sell out to the big boys to enable them to retire on their wealth.
‘I want to share what we’ve achieved over the last 13 years with the people who have helped make it happen’ Petra Wetzel
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