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Yorkshire Wolds brewery founder wins award for entrepreneurial spirit

Yorkshire Wolds brewery founder wins award for entrepreneurial spirit


The team at a Yorkshire Wolds brewery is celebrating after its co-founder won a prestigious award at theHull Daily MailBusiness Awards.


Tom Mellor beat stiff competition from GW Power's Daniel Haley to be announced theEntrepreneur of the Yearat the awards ceremony at KCOM Stadium. Sponsored by Sewell Group, the award recognises an individual who has had a profound effect on both business and the local community.


Tom Mellor, of Wold Newton based T.Mellor and Son, took over the family farm in 1981, expanded the acreage and introduced new crops before researching other ventures to increase income. He took his first steps into diversification at the beginning of the 2000s when he established Wold Top Brewery on the 600 acre farm site with wife, Gill. Further diversification businesses followed, with Agricola Bottling in 2010, Muddy Souls Events in 2013 and Spirit of Yorkshire in 2016.


Now in its 17th year, The Hull Daily Mail Business Awards celebrates the success of individuals, businesses and organisations based in the region across a number of categories.


Farm-based Wold Top Brewery brews award winning beer ale from home and Wolds grown malting barley, hops and pure, chalk-filtered Wolds water. Its beer is available through the Wold Top website, independent and multiple retailers, farm shops, delis, hotels, pubs and off licences throughout Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.



Photo: Left to right Paul Sewell, of sponsors Sewell Group, Tom Mellor and host Helen Fospero. Photo: Richard Addison Paul Sewell Tom Mellor and Helen Fospero

For more information or to arrange an interview with Tom Mellor, please contact Tracey Baty at three60 marketing on:


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Notes to editors

  1. For more information about Wold Top Brewery, please

  2. For more information about the Hull Daily Mail Business awards, please

  3. You can also find Wold Top Brewery onFacebook,TwitterandInstagram, and you can keep up to date with the brewery's latest newshere.

  4. Wold Top Brewery was born in 2003 when the Mellor family diversified from farming into beer brewing using the malting barley they produce and the farm's own supply of water.

  5. Twenty-one varieties of beer make up Wold Top Brewery's award-winning range including Wold Top Beer, Headland Red, Anglers Reward and Wold Top Against the Grain gluten free beer. More information on the range of bottled beers can be found

  6. Please call the brewery on 01723 892222 for an up-to-date list of retailers.