Introduction - Most small businesses need capital to grow. We at Pinckneys are no exception to the rule and since our launch in 2017, we have raised some £180,000 of new funding through two Private Placings and now delighted to have attracted over 40 individual investors. This funding has helped us expand both the number of bottles and variety of flavours we produce. We now have six sterling Gins in our Collection and are now also seeking to source, bottle and sell a Bourbon Whiskey. The new equity will also help us to build our new Gin Shed, for which we have planning consent. Ultimately, we wish to distil, age and bottle our very own Sassenach Whisky using our own water, mix of special ingredients and oak casks, these possibly being made using wood from our very own oak woodlands, which themselves have inspired our Oak Aged Gin. It is to help fund the production of this, our very own and unique Whisky, for which we will be seeking an additional round of funding, via a third and final equity sale, once we have a suitable planning consent in place for the Distillery. At that point we will also become something of a Destination in our own right, which will greatly help in spreading the Pinckneys Word!
Shareholder Benefits - Our Shareholders have become part of our story and are much valued. Each year we take a Box at Ludlow Races for corporate entertainment of both clients and shareholders and this year we have also teamed up with Whatley Manor, one of our much-respected clients, to serve our Gins in their marquis during the Gatcombe Horse Trials in September, especially to provide sustenance to clients and shareholders alike at this great British sporting event! In addition, all shareholders benefit from a 10% discount and complimentary Tubes, when purchasing on-line, and all shareholders also receive special festive Ginivends each and every Christmas. The last Share Offer for 30 x New Shares, which was oversubscribed, was issued under an SEIS and so qualifying shareholders were able to claim 50% of their investment back from HMRC. Any new future Share Offer is also likely to be issued under EIS terms, subject to qualifying, facilitating further tax incentives for our investors.
The Company - Pinckneys Gin is a UK Registered Limited Company with 130 shares in issue. We have a strong balance sheet with no bank debt and Sales are growing at some 30% quarter on quarter. We also benefit from a loyal base of local Pubs, Farm Shops and Premium Hotels, which is now slowly expanding to include larger clients and some distributors, such as Tanners and Majestic Wines.
Our Farm & Environmental Policy - Our Farm is located in South Shropshire and we take our environmental responsibilities very seriously, planting 10,000 trees and 3 miles of new hedgerows in an effort to become carbon negative and we now run our land as a special Wildlife Habitat, helping to conserve and enhance our ecology. The benefit from all this Greening is that our Farm now produces damsons, sloes and mulberries for use in our gins.
Aims, Objectives & Mission - Our aims are to build The Brand and demonstrate how Business and Nature can work side by
side, in a Virtuous Circle of mutual support, with a special emphasis on Environmental Gain. You can read more about our Aims, Objectives and Mission under Discover Pinckneys.
Summary - Pinckneys Gin is a very British Company. We are small, but have a sound premise on which to develop a sustainable and strong brand, featuring a unique Gin Collection, inspiring consumers and customers alike, and putting both our Environment and Nature at the heart of everything we do. We benefit from a strong balance sheet, great products and a robust and innovative marketing plan in place to support the website. We are also increasing and diversifying our product range of spirits on offer during the course of 2019 and hope to procure and bottle a Bourbon Whiskey by the end of the year. Ultimately, we plan to distil and mature our own unique English Whisky, and it will be to help finance this venture that we will be seeking to raise additional funding in an attractive and tax-efficient manner. So, if you are interested in becoming part of our sterling story as an investor, do please get in touch. Your support will be much appreciated and there are many benefits to be gained. I look forward to hearing from you.
Strength & Honour
Charlie Pinckney MRICS
CEO & Founder Pinckneys Gin
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