Spirit Label Solutions invests £5m in new facility at Westway

From left to right: CEO Alex Mulvenny directors, Chris Crockert, Tom Lightbody, Jamie Thomson and Finlay McLachlan.

Five of Scotland’s most respected printing industry experts have launched Spirit Label Solutions, a brand new premium spirit label production company.

In response to growing demand from the flourishing craft whisky and gin sector, Spirit Label Solutions has been founded by CEO Alex Mulvenny, MD Tom Lightbody, and directors Finlay McLachlan, Jamie Thomson, and Chris Crockert. The business is setting its sights on delivering a bespoke approach to label production.

With a cumulative experience of over 100 years, the founders, having held senior positions within the industry, bring a wealth of expertise to the new enterprise.

Based within a recently refurbished unit in Westway at Glasgow Airport, Spirit occupies a spacious 15,113 sq ft facility. The company secured a long-term lease agreement with Canmoor, underscoring its commitment to the thriving Westway business environment.

The unit, fitted out by Spirit, features a production area and office space. A substantial investment of £5 million has been injected into the facility, including state-of-the-art production lines, positioning the company as the most advanced digital label print company in Scotland. Noteworthy is the provision for future expansion, aligning with the anticipated growth of the business.

Currently boasting a 15-member team, including the directors, Spirit has set its sights on rapid expansion, targeting doubling the workforce within the first 3 years. The company’s strategic positioning and commitment to delivering unparalleled quality position Spirit Label Solutions as a significant player in Scotland’s printing landscape.

Alex Mulvenny comments:

“It’s an exciting time to be starting the business and the response we have had from clients and the market has been very positive. We firmly believe there is a significant gap for our bespoke services.

“Our primary focus is on delivering a high quality label printing service to our clients. With extensive experience in premium spirits labelling, our leadership teams brings over a century of collective industry experience.

“Our ethos is simple, yet powerful: ‘’Bring Digital Agility to the Scotch Whisky Industry’ and we aspire to be the most customer-centric partner in our industry.”

Managing Director, Tom Lightbody agrees:

“We are now fully operational from our new base at Westway. As an established team with years of collaboration, we are well-equipped to deliver top-quality service to our clients right from the start.

“Westway has met our key business requirements by providing excellent connectivity, communication links, and affordable, high-quality workspace within a secure 24-hour environment.”

Gregor King, Canmoor’s Asset Manager at Westway added:

“Westway at Glasgow Airport remains one of Scotland’s top-performing locations, and the pre-let of one of our newly refurbished units to Spirit Label Solutions is another positive boost for the park.

“The continued success of Westway reflects our strategic focus on investing to improve existing stock while speculatively developing new, best in class industrial space, which is receiving a very positive reaction among potential occupiers in the Scottish market.”

Canmoor’s joint leasing agents are JLL and Colliers, with management by Knight Frank.