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Cheshire drinks company Forest Gin toasts export success

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Family-owned drinks company Forest Gin has secured its first ever overseas sales with the help of the Government’s Exporting is GREAT campaign.

Forest Gin, which is made in small batches at a facility next to Macclesfield Forest in Cheshire, capitalised on the interest its website was receiving from countries throughout Europe by landing its first export orders with distributors in Germany and Switzerland.

The deals came after Forest Gin met with representatives of the Exporting is GREAT campaign last October. Husband and wife team Karl and Lindsay Bond, the company’s owners, received advice on export strategy and assistance on bonded warehousing and exporting alcohol.

Karl and Lindsay are now looking to export further afield, discussing opportunities that arose from their involvement with a trade mission to China in 2015.

Lindsay said: “The support we received has been invaluable, and I’d particularly like to thank our international trade advisor, Jayne Hunt.

“As a company that had never exported before, what was reassuring was to have someone at the end of a phone to call with any questions or for any advice.“ Read More

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