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

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

Bold unbiased Scottish craft smooth drink producer, Rapscallion Soda has taken a sequence of vital steps in direction of its objective of getting individuals ingesting higher tasting, more healthy, and extra sustainable smooth drinks. 

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

Their product vary showcases the most effective of what Scotland has to supply, sourcing the tastiest fruit picked on the peak of the season straight 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 important will increase in output and sustainability. 

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

The speedy growth 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 monitor file of success and delighted with the assist we have now been granted from Glasgow Metropolis Council, Enterprise Gateway Glasgow and Scottish Enterprise to assist us attain our sustainable objectives sooner. 

“We have now fully reworked our manufacturing facility so we’re now electrically pushed, powered by renewable vitality and utilising direct air seize to scale back our environmental impression. This new equipment has allowed us to enhance our core recipes and lengthen 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 converse for themselves. We have now a product designed for each palate and I’m wanting ahead to growing the model additional afield. These are thrilling occasions 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 incredible group to assist them on their journey.  The funding in low carbon, sustainable manufacturing amenities alongside the introduction of latest workers and administrators will see Rapscallion attain its full potential and scale as much as make the most 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 Staff has been capable of assist Rapscallion to develop and develop into extra sustainable.  Producing this unbiased craft smooth 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 in search of assist to contact us –  I want Gregor and the Staff at Rapscallion continued success for the longer term.”