Barley-based gin company is named best business in the East of England

PUBLISHED: 13:49 30 October 2015 | UPDATED: 13:49 30 October 2015

Stephen (centre) was honoured that his business was crowned the best in the East of England.

Stephen (centre) was honoured that his business was crowned the best in the East of England.


The owner of a gin company crowned the Best Business in the East of England would like to raise a toast to those living in the Royston area.

Stephen Marsh won the coveted East of England Business Champions award, as well as the Best New Business gong for his Barley-based business Ginmeister Ltd, which makes Pinkster, a premium gin produced with fresh raspberries.

He said: “We were delighted to win Best New Business but nearly fell of our chairs when we called up to the stage to collect the award for overall winner. It is a real feather in our cap.  Importantly it vindicates our decision to take risks by creating a gin that stands out from the pack and developing a quirky brand.  

“Plus, it shows that quitting my full-time finance director job wasn’t such a reckless move, after all.

 “We look forward to staffing up as the business expands further. Special thanks to everyone in Royston and the surrounding area.”

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