Glasgow’s Rapscallion Soda set to shake up the delicate drinks {industry}

Rapscallion Soda rebuilds new sustainable manufacturing facility following backing from distinguished investor group. 

Bold impartial Scottish craft delicate drink producer, Rapscallion Soda has taken a sequence of vital steps in direction of its aim of getting individuals consuming higher tasting, more healthy, and extra sustainable delicate drinks. 

Born in 2016 as a pop-up in Glasgow, Rapscallion has constructed a UK huge fan base and proud status for creating premium sodas utilizing the easiest contemporary produce to ship plant based mostly and tremendous low sugar delicate drinks with a contemporary twist. 

Their product vary showcases the perfect of what Scotland has to supply, sourcing the tastiest fruit picked on the peak of the season instantly from farmers. 

New fairness backing from Scottish enterprise leaders together with Jamie Matheson, Robert Wiseman, and Hamish Grossart, alongside assist from Scottish Enterprise and companions has enabled vital will increase in output and sustainability. 

Rapscallion’s manufacturing services within the Gorbals, Glasgow, have been comprehensively reengineered, with new equipment put in to ramp up capability and supply an industry-leading diminished reliance on meals grade CO2 by as much as 65%. 

The speedy enlargement of the enterprise has been aided by the recruitment of further manufacturing equipment, a administration group, and an skilled board of administrators to assist the founder, Gregor Leckie, in realising Rapscallion’s worldwide ambitions.  

Gregor Leckie stated: “We’re excited to have the backing of people with a confirmed observe document of success and delighted with the assist we’ve been granted from Glasgow Metropolis Council, Enterprise Gateway Glasgow and Scottish Enterprise to assist us attain our sustainable targets sooner. 

“We’ve got fully reworked our manufacturing facility so we’re now electrically pushed, powered by renewable vitality and utilising direct air seize to cut back our environmental affect. This new equipment has allowed us to enhance our core recipes and prolong its shelf life to permit for export while remaining true to our ethos of extracting solely the purest flavours from the freshest produce – while refusing synthetic preservatives and concentrates. 

“The drinks communicate for themselves. We’ve got a product designed for each palate and I’m trying ahead to growing the model additional afield. These are thrilling instances for Rapscallion.” 

TBC Scottish Enterprise’s Managing Director Rhona Allison stated: “Rapscallion Soda proceed to go from power to power and Scottish Enterprise and companions at Enterprise Gateway and Glasgow Metropolis Council are delighted to have supported Gregor and his unbelievable group to assist them on their journey.  The funding in low carbon, sustainable manufacturing services alongside the introduction of recent workers and administrators will see Rapscallion attain its full potential and scale as much as reap the benefits of alternatives within the UK market and past.” 

Dominic Dowling, Group Supervisor – Progress, Financial Growth, Glasgow Metropolis Council added: “I’m delighted that Glasgow Metropolis Council’s Enterprise Progress Crew has been capable of assist Rapscallion to develop and grow to be extra sustainable.  Producing this impartial craft delicate drink in Glasgow will utilise the abilities of the native workforce, while additionally creating further employment alternatives. We’re dedicated to supporting small and medium sized enterprises throughout Glasgow to attain their progress aspirations and would encourage any Glasgow SME on the lookout for assist to contact us –  I want Gregor and the Crew at Rapscallion continued success for the long run.”