New digital platform for Palmers Brewery, Bridport

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KEY DIGITAL Agency is a highly specialised internet company based in Poundbury, Dorset with a wealth of experience of digital marketing who have recently been working with Palmers Brewery of Bridport to create a brand new website and digital platform for a business who is celebrating their 225th anniversary in 2019.

 Jim Jones, Tenanted Trade Director, Palmers Brewery said We are over the moon with the traffic coming to the website, it is early days but we are very positive about the way the new website is generating business leads and exposing the Palmers brand to new customers.  It has been an amazing process setting up the new website with the team at Key Digital.  I have been blown away by the response time, professionalism, expertise and “never say no” attitude that Toby and Jamie have shown.  Palmers now have a digital presence that we can be truly proud of.”

Palmers Brewery employs over 50 people in Bridport within the brew house, back office staff, retail and transport sectors, with its award winning estate of 54 tenanted pubs employing many more.   As well as celebrating their 225th year the brewery is also celebrating their Chairman and Managing Director, John Palmer’s 50th anniversary of working within the industry.  The brewery has been in operation since 1794 and is one of the few UK producers who can claim continuous production of real ale for over 200 years from the original site including part of the Brewery which is the only thatched example left in the country.  In 1896 the business was acquired by the Palmer brothers, John Cleeves and Robert Henry.  Since then the business has been growing steadily in scale and reputation for quality whilst being handed down from generation to generation.  Today two more Palmer brothers are running the business: John as Chairman and Managing Director and Cleeves as Sales & Marketing Director, they are both great grandsons of the founder.

David Lakins, Managing Director of Key Digital said “It has been great to work with a brand that has so much history and heritage in Dorset.  When Palmers Brewery asked us to create a new website for them it really opened up new digital marketing opportunities to a long term established and traditional business. This is just the start we have so much more work to do with Palmers Brewery to really help them develop and unlock the online potential.   I am very proud of the Key team who have delivered a new digital presence for Palmers that is worthy of supporting 225 years of tradition. Some of the new features that we included on the website were a new beer tasting profile and an interactive pub finder tool which is already driving new bookings and enquiries to the Palmers website.”

Jim Jones, Tenanted Trade Director at Palmers Brewery went on to say “The Palmers Board are all very much looking forward to continuing our relationship with Key Digital and are eager to see how the new site can help to drive brand awareness and sales.  I would thoroughly recommend Key Digital to any other business that is looking to build a strong robust digital presence”.

The next unique “UNLOCK” digital event will be held at Palmers Brewery in the autumn.  Each UNLOCK event looks at different aspects of digital marketing and new advances in the industry.   If you would like to come along to the event please get in touch at:   Places are limited so early registration is encouraged.

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