On-site Visit to Clearly Drinks

21 September 2023, 09:00 - 12:00

Clearly Drinks, Northumbria Spring, Riverside Road, Southwick, Sunderland, SR5 3JG

Nestled in the heart of Sunderland, Clearly Drinks (formerly Villa Drinks) has been quenching the thirst of its customers since 1885.

With a deep-rooted passion for creativity, this North East Chamber of Commerce (NECC) Scale-up Business of the Year 2023 continuously strives to push boundaries, redefining the beverage landscape. Following a significant investment, their state-of-the-art canning facility produces 160 million cans per annum, diversifying the portfolio beyond PET and glass. Clearly Drinks is now one of the UK’s leading soft drinks manufacturers with a range of well-loved brands including Perfectly Clear and Northumbria Spring, as well as an impressive portfolio of contract pack clients.

But it’s not just the quality of their products that sets Clearly Drinks apart from the competition. They are also committed to becoming an industry leader in sustainability and environmental responsibility. The business has become carbon neutral on its own operations and recently completed carbon literacy training for its staff, striving to make a positive impact on the planet without compromising the quality of its products.

Clearly Drinks is a true North East gem and our behind-the-scenes tour will not only give you the opportunity to see the bottling facility and brand new canning line in action, but it will also provide you with an insight into the evolution of the company over its 130-year history, exploring their strong community links and continued focus on building an inclusive culture as part of their ambitious ESG strategy.

With limited places available, book now to avoid missing out on this unique opportunity to see the inner workings of one of the region’s most innovative and agile businesses.


The small print - Due to limited capacity on-site visits are exclusively for entrepreneurial members of the Forum and no guests or substitutions are allowed.

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