Hello! We are The EQUAL Brewkery CIC!

A social enterprise based in the heart of Norwich

Our Story

The EQUAL Brewkery was founded in 2017 by Bill Russell with the vision to show that people with learning disabilities can be at the heart of a successful business, making a product we can be proud of and people want to buy. We are a not-for profit enterprise established for social good.

We work to enrich and enable the lives of people who have learning disabilities and mental health problems.

Through doing so we create great tasting beer and a variety of delicious breads and cakes!

Any surplus we make from the sale of bread and beer is reinvested into training and support in the Brewkery, and promoting employment opportunities for the participants.

All our Directors and volunteers are local residents, based in Norwich, presenting a wide range of skills and experiences.


We strive to build self-confidence and self-esteem, by instilling a sense of self-worth and confidence, alongside practical and transferable skills.


Our Aim

To show that people with learning disabilities can participate fully, and contribute to a financially successful and sustainable business.

What do we do?

With the help of volunteers we:

• Train people with learning disabilities to brew beer and how to bake.
• Offer routes to employment for people with a learning disability in the beer and baking industry.
• Share our learning with other areas and groups who want to set-up and develop similar companies.
• Promote and publicise our work to help improve awareness and perceptions of people with learning disabilities
• Train and promote employment for people with little or no work experience.
• Produce high quality products that taste good and have strong branding and appeal.
• Share our learning about how brewing and baking can offer genuinely attractive jobs for people with learning disabilities.


Make A Donation

Help us by making a donation


Donate some time to help us and our cause

Buy Our Produce

Buy our bread or beer produce


Contact Us

Email Address:*

If you want to know more about Equal Brewkery you can contact Bill

Mobile 07453967733 or Landline 01603 616209

Email - Bill - [email protected]

Equal Brewkery
120 Ipswich Road