With the completion of local brewery website www.bowlandbrewery.com we thought it would be an ideal time to try to get some press exposure for ourselves and our Quaystone web management software and where better to start than the local newspaper?
It’s taken a little time (they only publish business news once a month) but lo and behold there we are, the biggest story on the page! The complete press release is below if you want to read the whole story but wow, we’re very happy this weekend indeed!
Brewing for online success
Following a highly successful year in terms of both sales growth and product awards, the Bowland Brewery is opening itself up to a wider audience through its brand new website www.bowlandbrewery.com and it is continuing its policy of using local suppliers wherever possible.
The site has been developed in partnership with local online agency Sawley Studios to raise the profile of the brewery and to ensure that the company’s emphasis on product quality is reflected in all of its external communications.
Within days of launch the new website showed a marked increase in visitors and online enquiries and feedback for the new design has been extremely positive.
Richard Baker, owner of The Bowland Beer Company said, ‘We’ve had a very exciting year with loads of awards at beer festivals, the launch of our Artisan Gold range and over 20% more sales than the previous year; we’ve been looking for a local internet partner to give us a great website for some time and Sawley Studios demonstrated an excellent understanding of our requirements and an impressive client base.’
‘Having watched the development of the site it was exciting to see a leap in visitors and positive feedback almost overnight and we already have some big plans to extend the site and promote the brewery and visitor centre even further.’
The Quaystone Website Management and E-Commerce system has been developed by Daniel Williams, former manager of the Spread Eagle, Sawley and even at this early stage has already enjoyed considerable national success. With a formal launch and marketing campaign planned for September and sponsorship of a major awards ceremony in Liverpool, Sawley Studios are heading for a very busy end of their first 18 months trading.
Daniel Williams commented, ‘Sawley Studios is growing quicker than all of our projections and I’m delighted to be able to offer our extensive online knowledge to a whole range of local businesses. Taking a break from website development and managing the Spread Eagle, Sawley for several years, Richard and I already had an excellent working relationship and I was delighted when we were contacted to discuss the development of an improved online presence for Bowland Brewery.’