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WilliamsAli supports The Lakes Distillery fundraise to aid future growth

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North East specialist Corporate Finance boutique, WilliamsAli is pleased to announce that it has supported The Lakes Distillery in securing funding from specialist lender, Beechbrook Capital. Nestled on the shore of Bassenthwaite Lake, near Keswick, in The Lake District, The Lakes Distillery creates an exceptional collection of spirits and attracts over 30,000 visitors to their whisky distillery each year. The funding comes at a time when the company is increasing its production of single malt whisky and is beginning to export the brand to major whisky markets such as USA, France, and Japan. In September 2019, the brand unveiled The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.1, their first widely available single malt whisky in what has become an internationally award-winning series showcasing their sherry-led signature style.  Earlier this year, The Whiskymaker’s Reserve No.4 was awarded the World’s Best Single Malt at the prestigious 2022 World Whisky Awards. Twice named ‘one of eight distilleries to visit before you die’ by the World Whisky Day campaign, their visitor centre, bistro, and distillery tour has held Visit England’s Gold accolade since 2018 and was voted the Icons of Whisky Visitor Attraction of the Year 2019 by Whisky magazine. Beechbrook Capital is a specialist lender providing loans…

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WilliamsAli boosts team with Corporate Finance Director appointment

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WilliamsAli, the North East’s specialist M&A boutique, has announced the appointment of Simon Hewitson as Corporate Finance Director. With their fresh and independent approach to the corporate finance sector, WilliamsAli is well known for providing its own unique brand of financial advice to business owners, companies, and entrepreneurs throughout the region. Simon Hewitson, who is a chartered accountant, has specialised in corporate finance work for over 12 years. He has advised the owners and directors of a wide range of private and listed companies in the North East operating in a variety of different sectors on sale, acquisition, debt, and private equity activity. Simon has spent his entire career in the North East, initially working in practice before moving to an asset based lending role at Five Arrows Commercial Finance. He then moved into industry as Finance Director for Mill North East, having previously advised them on their management buyout from Inchcape plc.  Simon was appointed to strengthen the management team and advise on all corporate finance activity leading to the ultimate sale of the business to Stoneacre Motor Group. The appointment will enhance WilliamsAli’s corporate finance capabilities in the North East as it looks to grow its team after…

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