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We are Indiebrands, a UK drinks distribution company. Our mission is to provide a platform between indie producers and indie people. Our portfolio is a reflection of what we believe in, it's the cult of being Indie. We are now looking to continue our growth with a crowdfunded loan.

We think everyone should: Live the moment. Discover the new. Believe in brave.

We believe in brave brands that break the rules: they have an obsession with craft and quality.

Leave expectations behind, challenge the ego and open-up to the potential of living in the moment. Discover new and inspiring stories of people and places. We champion this passionate bunch.

Indie Brands are creating a market revolution by bringing inspiring liquor to lips, as young entrepreneurs buck the traditional corporate path and take advantage of lower barriers to designing, manufacturing and distributing their own products.

We are looking to raise a total of £250k, with our initial £100k to be used for working capital to support our UK growth and export development. The remaining £150k will be used to start the development our own portfolio of inspiring brands, allowing us to leverage our growing UK and international distribution platforms.


Business keeps the raised amount even if target is not met.
Loan - product type
Tranche (1 of 3)
£ 100k
£ 100k
Estimated close date
Funded 3 years ago in 6 days

Where will the funds go?

Working capital
Product development

Key people

Douglas Brougham Cunningham
Managing Director
Red cup

Investor rewards

Receive a free bottle from Indie Brands

If you invest £1,000 - £1,999
1x70cl - Cariel Batch Blended Vodka, Arette Blanco Tequila, Matusalem Gran Reserva 15yo Rum or Arran 10yr Malt Whisky

Receive any 2 of the above bottles plus

If you invest £2,000 - £4,999
1x70cl - Arran 18yo Malt Whisky, Fortaleza Blanco Tequila, La Hechicera Colombian Rum or El Jolgorio Espadin Mezcal

Free drinks

If you invest £5,000 - £9,999
Receive any 4 of the above bottles

Free drinks

If you invest £10,000 - £50,000
Receive any 6 of the above bottles

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A. Hi Linda, Perhaps the email we sent from Tribe Of Indie email address on 23rd May did not get through to you, apologies for this. Please email me, with your choice of 2 bottles as outlined below, along with a delivery address, and I will arrange for them to be sent to you asap.

Arran 18yo Malt Whisky
Fortaleza Blanco Tequila
La Hechicera Colombian Rum
El Jolgorio Espadin Mezcal

Kind regards, Sara
PA to Douglas Cunningham

A. I'm sorry i missed this question Adam. We are currently trying to get a listing in Waitrose for later this year. Every tom dick and harry artisan brand wants to be in Waitrose so a listing is not without challenge but we have a good track record on our Brockmans brand in M&S and Oddbins so fingers crossed!

A. Our profit is relatively low at this stage because we have an on-going campaign of investment in sales & marketing personnel. We are looking to build extensive sales coverage across the UK that we can leverage. Sales resource typically takes around 6-8 months to operationally breakeven. We review our numbers in detail monthly so should they come under pressure we would look to immediately review this strategy to ensure we are more than capable of meeting our liabilities.

A. We have retail distribution through a network of around 180 independent specialist off-premise stores and on-line retailers. From a larger national retailer perspective M&S and Oddbins are customers. As our portfolio is quite premium and niche, most of our brands don't fit the supermarket space. We also supply most the UK’s leading regional and national wholesalers who in turn supply the bar community throughout the UK. Our sales team is active across the UK creating demand in these bars.

A. Yes we have year end management accounts with auditors pre Companies House filing. We don't anticipate material difference. T/O grew from £2.95m to £4.9m. Net profit £96k after Brexit f/x costs of £53k and one-off system & recruitment related costs of £29k. Please let me know if you need any more info.

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"We think everyone should: Live the moment. Discover the new. Believe in brave."

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