A Cornish drinks producer is expanding to increase production capacity at its farm by over 25 per cent this year after significant growth in sales of its flagship cider.

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm has seen a strong national performance of its established brand Rattler, after the drink was listed for sale in some of the UK’s leading supermarkets, including Morrisons.

The business is now on a significant recruitment drive to bring in the range of skilled staff that it needs to ensure that the business can sustain its growth projections into 2017 and beyond.

Commercial director, Joe Healey, said: “The growth in Rattler sales has been phenomenal over the past 12 months. The demand is there across the UK and brands like Morrisons are rolling out distribution because of its popularity.

“Coupled with substantial growth across the business, this success means we are expanding rapidly. It’s a very exciting time for Cornish producers, and ‘brand Cornwall’ has never been stronger.”