At the end of last month, we were pleased as punch to receive our certification as a Veteran Owned Business from Scott Johnson at Veteran Owned UK. Being a member of this fantastic organisation is an important part of the way in which Yorkshire Dales Distillery expresses its core values as a business.
Veteran Owned UK was set up by Scott in 2017 to support Veteran owned business in both the UK and Allied countries by providing a user-friendly online Directory where members of the public, Service Veterans and serving personnel could quickly locate and get in touch with Veteran Owned businesses. Further, the organisation seeks to promote the growth and success of such business by encouraging networking and mutually beneficial working relationships.
Scott himself served in the Royal Engineers before putting his military experience to good use in demanding industry and business settings. As such, he is well placed to act as focal point for businesses such as ours and he has demonstrated great determination in establishing and growing Veteran Owned UK.
Yorkshire Dales Distillery was set up in 2016, just outside Catterick Garrison, to provide sustainable and meaningful training and employment to Service Veterans and Dependants, young people, ex-offenders and the long term unemployed. The Distillery has grown year on year ever since and has developed two well respected spirits ranges of its own in addition to producing for some of the fastest growing brands in the country. Success for the business means more and better opportunities for more people. We’re looking forward to a bright future as we move into 2024.