Founded in 2012 on their farm in Northamptonshire, Warner’s Distillery Limited (Warner’s) makes gin the authentic way: they’re gin farmers. It’s dirty hands, hard work, full hearts, a deep love of the land and respect for the community. Their gins are crafted with nature: water from the spring on Falls Farm, home-grown botanicals, fresh honey from their own bees. They re-sow, replant, give back to nature. As distillers, they question, experiment and invent epic gins, including some never imagined before: they are the creators of the original rhubarb gin. They do it in small batches in their gorgeous bespoke copper stills, Curiosity and Satisfaction.
The innovative approach of Warner’s led to rapid expansion, with the business growing at over 100% year-on-year. This accelerated growth meant that Warner’s needed to implement a new business management system which was both agile and scalable. So, they looked to Catalyst ERP (Catalyst) and the business management software NetSuite.
"We had outgrown the Sage Line 50 solution and it became clear that we needed a more robust solution to take the business through the next five years of growth and beyond. We evaluated a number of solutions, including Sage 200 and SAP Business One, before settling on NetSuite. The guys at Catalyst very quickly got to grips with the complexities of our business and helped us to define our processes as well as configuring NetSuite to suit our current and future requirements. In particular, the bespoke handling of HMRC duty reporting through the purchase, manufacturing and sales processes will help enormously in meeting our reporting responsibilities."Robin Draper | Finance Director