Wicklow Wolf brewery raises €2m to take on 20 extra staff

Craft beer producer targeting overseas markets as it prepares to move to larger site

Simon Lynch and Quincey Fennelly with HBAN food syndicate chairman Stephen Twaddell (centre) celebrate a €2 million deal that will help Wicklow Wolf brew up 20 new jobs. Photograph: Philip Leonard

Simon Lynch and Quincey Fennelly with HBAN food syndicate chairman Stephen Twaddell (centre) celebrate a €2 million deal that will help Wicklow Wolf brew up 20 new jobs. Photograph: Philip Leonard

Craft beer producer Wicklow Wolf has secured a €2 million investment that will enable it to open a larger brewing site and significantly increase production. The brewery also expects to take on 20 additional staff as it seeks to expand into overseas markets.

HBAN (Halo Business Angel Network), a joint initiative between InterTradeIreland and Enterprise Ireland, was among the backers through its food syndicate, whose members include Jelly Bean Factory co-founder Richard Cullen and The Company of Food managing director Helen Cowzer.

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