Jobs lost as Lincolnshire brewery goes into liquidation

A Lincolnshire brewery has gone into liquidation with the loss of 50 jobs.

Highwood Brewery in Melton Ross, north Lincolnshire, which made the Tom Wood range of beers, has ceased trading and is up for sale.

Charles Ranby-Gorwood from liquidator CRG Insolvency said there had been five expressions of interest in buying the brewery, valued at £600,000.

The liquidators are hopeful any buyer would re-employ staff and continue brewing the Tom Wood brand of beer.

Although no brewing has taken place recently, the plant is equipped and ready to be used if bought.

Mr Ranby-Gorwood said: "There have already been expressions of interest for the brewing plant, which may enable a future for the Tom Wood's brands of beers, although no decisions have been made by the liquidator as offers are now being requested.

"As around 50 jobs have been lost by the closure of the company, if a purchaser can be found that could offer a future for some of these former employees, then it would be beneficial."

Highwood Brewery was founded in 1995 and tripled its capacity in 2001.

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