Flowerhorn Brewery

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Flowerhorn Brewery, founded by Andrew Traynor and Arran McHugh in 2019, has received a second instalment from the British Banks Startup Loans programme that has allowed them to expand production with an extra two fermentation tanks, helping them to keep up with demand and increase capacity. 

In their own words, “Two mates like beer, get jobs in the industry, start their own brewery and make beers with sugar, spice and everything nice.” Arran and Andrew originally began the business venture in Arran’s parents’ garage with a homebrew kit. Five years later, the pair have grown the business into a vibrant and exciting venture. Flowerhord Brewery prides itself on fresh, exciting craft beers in a range of funky flavours – including rotational specials that have included a collaboration with Cardiff Dough & Co. High-quality ingredients are paired with surreal, psychedelic branding to create the iconic Flowerhorn brand.

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Flowerhorn Brewery first applied for a start-up loan in the middle of the pandemic and combined with their most recent instalment it allowed them to move out of their garage and into an industrial set-up at The Bridge Studios. Now, after receiving their second combined loan of £30,000, the pair have set their sights even higher. 

“This expansion helps us move towards the next big plan of opening our own bar in Cardiff in collaboration with our friends at our neighbouring street food business, Mr Croquewich”, says Andrew. “We have a location secured which we will be able to announce a bit closer to launch but we’re set to have a full eight keg lines and two cask pumps. We will be stocking our own brews and guest beers which will pair perfectly with our food offering from Mr Croquewich.”

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In addition to their brewery, Andrew and Arran have created an ingenious way to reduce the amount of waste that they create. The Flowerhord Dog Bakery takes the waste products from the brewing process, such as spent malt, to create Pale Ale Dog Biscuits. Even better, all packaging is eco-friendly and a portion of profits from every sale is donated to The Rescue Hotel, a Cardiff-based dog’s home. 

To sample some of Flowerhorn Brewery’s products, visit their website here: https://www.flowerhorn.co.uk/

Lux Family Law

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Cardiff-based family law firm Lux Family Law celebrates its sixth anniversary, welcoming the new chapter with a milestone move to larger premises and notable success in gaining awards and recognition. 

Lux Family Law is a passionate, dynamic Cardiff law firm that specialises in family and divorce cases. Since 2018, Lux Family Law has risen the ranks to become one of the market leaders in family law in South Wales, dealing with all sorts of cases up to the highest of levels. Offering tailored advice and exceptional service, they have become renowned for their successes in the field of family law in Wales. 

Now, just as they’ve celebrated their sixth anniversary, Lux Family Law is continuing on its upward trajectory. Recently, they decided to expand and relocate their office to Castlebridge in Cardiff to accommodate their growing team and increasing clients. This is a true marker of their resilience, skill and talent. As well as this, the team have recently received special recognition for their work and legal achievements. Lux Family Law received a notable nomination for the esteemed ‘Case of the Year’ at the Lexis Nexis Family Law Awards in London, the only Welsh firm to be featured in this category. This highlights the firm’s presence as a trailblazer in Welsh law, as well as illustrating its standing on a national scale. 

Lux Family Law’s Principal Director, Charlotte Leyshon, has also recently received awards recognising her talent in the field. Great British Entrepreneur of the Year’s “Award to Service Industries Entrepreneur of the Year” and Fast Growth 50 Wales’s 25th anniversary “Female-Led Growth Award” were both awarded to Leyshon, who has specialised in private family law since 2003. 

To find out more about Lux Family Law, visit their website here: https://www.luxfamilylaw.co.uk/ 

Totally Welsh

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Totally Welsh, an authentically Welsh dairy company, is undergoing expansion with the establishment of a new distribution centre in Cardiff. This strategic move aims to meet increasing customer demands, propel the company’s broader growth strategy and contribute to job creation in the city.

Delivering bottled milk to over 7,000 customers as well as an array of supermarkets, hospitals, schools and independent retailers, Totally Welsh has championed locally sourced dairy products since it was founded in 1990 by sticking to its core values of “Welsh milk, from Welsh cows, bottled in Wales.”

The new distribution hub will occupy 10,000 square feet of Penarth Road and be a key factor in developing Totally Welsh’s business. The hub will enable the expansion of services directly to consumers and businesses throughout Southeast Wales and create new jobs that will continue to grow in the next few years, as well as further its sustainability efforts. 

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Totally Welsh has put sustainability at the forefront of its business by aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, as well as their long-term commitment to using reusable materials such as their glass bottles and reducing food miles and carbon emissions by sourcing locally. 

Additionally, they have fitted solar panels on the factory roof to support the main power supply. Managing director Mark Hunter notes that Totally Welsh is also “in the process of shifting our fleet to electric vehicles, especially for city-centre operations.” He emphasises that “It’s not just about meeting benchmarks, but about setting new, greener standards for the industry.”


To find out more about Totally Welsh, visit their website: https://totallywelsh.co.uk/

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