Wednesday 30th March 2022
Equinox was founded in 2012 by a couple who returned to Yorkshire after discovering Kombucha backpacking around Asia. In 2013, MD Daniel Spayne invested and became a Co-Founder of the business. He moved to work full time in the business from 2016 and Equinox has grown exponentially under his guidance in the years that have followed.
In 2019, Yeo Valley Associates saw the potential of both Equinox and the kombucha market in the UK and decided to invest in the business, supporting its growth ever since.
Yeo Valley’s Ben Newton is excited to see Equinox continue to grow with the funds it has raised – ‘When we first came across Equinox Kombucha, its purpose led approach to creating a positive impact, and its focus on making high quality organic products really shone through. We have worked very closely with the business since investing in early 2019, ranging from branding and marketing to manufacturing, through to supporting the business with its current crowdfund campaign.’
Equinox is at a very exciting time not only as a business but also where it is on its growth journey. They are the market leading kombucha brand in the UK and the only B Corp and BRC certified kombucha company currently in Europe.
MD of Equinox Kombucha, Daniel Spayne is proud to have achieved so much in the last few years in very challenging circumstances. “We are continuing to form influential partnerships such as those cultivated with both Yeo Valley and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage, as well as launch new products and expand our production capacity. To have grown year on year over the pandemic is testament to the quality of our products and the growing customer demand for healthy, organic, low sugar, health drinks. It is an exciting time to be an ethical company on a mission to use business as a force for good”.
Equinox are currently crowdfunding on Crowdcube – check out their successful overfunding campaign here before it closes!