Hallidays client, Didsbury Gin and Dragons Den winner makes hand-sanitiser for GMP

Hallidays client Didsbury Gin, Manchester halted their production so it could make hand-sanitiser for police officers to help them stay healthy during the coronavirus crisis by converting their supplies of alcohol. Over the last 3 weeks they have made the equivalent of over 2 million bottles. This is being supplied to the Police, NHS, Fire and further Health and Social Care Services for the foreseeable future.

The local brand was created by two Manchester entrepreneurs, and they say they are proud to be supporting a pillar of the Mancunian community during these uncertain times. 

Many firms are adapting and switching their production during these challenging times. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is looking for organisations who can support in the supply of ventilators and ventilator components across the United Kingdom as part of the Government's response to COVID-19.

“Recently during these difficult times we have diversified our business by switching production to make hand sanitiser for the NHS, Fire, Police and other Health and Social Care services. We are extremely proud to be assisting where we can at this period of uncertainty”. Again Hallidays have been in regular contact informing us of what support is available during this time which has helped us”. Said Liam Manton.

Didsbury Gin, a craft gin business grew from a home experiment in 2017, to winning investment of £75,000 from Jenny Campbell on Dragons' Den and securing huge orders with the likes of Harvey Nichols, Selfridges and Wetherspoons and have gone on to work with Aldi, Co-Op and many more bar/restaurant chains across the UK.

Hallidays (Stockport), Business Growth Hub and input from Hallidays Corporate Finance Team advised Didsbury Gin on their seed investment round and supported them throughout the deal to completion. Hallidays Corporate Finance team offer support by advising on acquisitions, growth funding, exit planning and deal structure.

“Over the last couple of years our business has transformed year on year and we are continuing to grow at a significant rate. Over this time we have built up an amazing team around us and Hallidays are a part of that team”. They have been with us since the start and have supported us as we have grown.” Said Liam Manton.

The hand sanitiser isn't the only supportive gesture from the gin producers.

Didsbury Gin are also providing a 25% discount across their products with free delivery for all NHS staff, police and fire services.

To claim an exclusive code, please email amy@didsburygin.com with your NHS or staff ID.

To sign up for Hallidays impressive COVID daily alerts advising and supporting business owners on what action they need to take email hello@hallidays.co.uk.