This fledgling gin company, Disbury Gin, was only founded in Manchester in 2017, by Mark Smallwood and Liam Manton. An appearance on the hit show, Dragons’ Den, just a year later in a bid to raise funding, found them in favour with Jenny Campbell, an entrepreneur, and fortunately for the Disbury duo, a gin fan. She offered Mark and Liam £75,000 for 33.3% of the business. They guys did not hesitate. When interviewed by the Manchester Evening News, she told them:“They knew their product and the numbers behind the business, they stood their ground when my fellow Dragons attacked, and most importantly I liked them. I think gin drinkers across the UK will too. They have a great brand which will be taking on the classic names by the end of the year. Watch this space.”
The future looks bright for this company as their Christmas Pudding Gin Liqueur was named one of the drinks business‘ top new products of December.