Winchester MD Appoints Head of Marketing

LONDON 19 September 2019 – WINCHESTER MD LIMITED (“Winchester” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has appointed Farrukh Saleem as Head of Marketing with immediate effect.

Farrukh has over 25 years’ experience in sales and marketing within both pharmaceutical and cannabis sectors.

He has in depth experience of the cannabis market, having been a key member of the Bayer team that introduced Sativex (the only licensed non-synthetic cannabis medicine in the UK) in Europe. Prior to joining Winchester MD, Farrukh was Head of Business Development at Spectrum Bio-Medical (a JV between Beckley Canopy Therapeutics and Canopy Growth) advising them on how to launch products in the UK and leading the team that organised the first medical cannabis advisory board in the UK with a number of key opinion leaders participating.

Farrukh has been instrumental in the commercialisation of a number of products and brands across the UK, Europe and EMEA regions, taking several from launch through to multi-million pound annual revenues.

Faz Moshfeghi, CEO of Winchester MD commented: “We are delighted that Farrukh has joined
the Winchester MD management team. Having worked for major multi-national companies as well as early stage businesses, Farrukh brings with him expert knowledge of the industry that will prove to be invaluable as we prepare to launch our first range of products (CBDrive, The Goods and EQL)”.

For more information, contact:
Faz Moshfeghi
CEO
Info@winchestermd.com

About Winchester MD Limited
Winchester MD is a vertically integrated European cannabis company based out of London, UK. The Company was founded in 2018 with an initial focus on CBD Wellness through a revenue producing online retail superstore platform HempElf www.hempelf.com. The Company offers a variety of CBD branded products through its on line superstore and continues to develop and market new products in the CBD Wellness category. In 2019 the Company has expanded into other verticals in the cannabis sector with the vision of becoming a global cannabis leader with cultivation, extraction, CBD wellness and research and development.

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Winchester MD: CEO update for Spanish cultivation

LONDON, UK 16 September 2019 – WINCHESTER MD LIMITED (“Winchester” or the “Company”) is pleased to provide an update on its hemp cultivation operation in Spain.

The Company, with its JV partner, has planted 230,000 hemp plants in June at its 20 Hectare cultivation facility using high-quality EU certified seeds. Since this time Winchester has successfully:

  • Recruited and trained a 50 strong local workforce
  • Implemented a bespoke irrigation system to support the cultivation
  • Constructed and commissioned a dedicated 7000 sq ft drying facility with the capacity to process 100,000KG of dried biomass within three weeks and which is adaptable to serve as an indoor grow facility in the future.

The Company expects to harvest approximately 100,000 KG’s of dried biomass (“Crop”) in October 2019 and will monetize the Crop through various sales channels including the sale of bulk biomass, extraction and sale of distillate and isolate through wholesale and retail channels, and as an ingredient to the Company’s three brands, The Goods, EQL and CBDrive, expected to launch in Q4 2019. The gross margin for each of these revenue channels varies greatly with the sale of bulk biomass representing the lowest gross margin and the use of distillate and isolate in Company owned brands representing the largest gross margin.

Faz Moshfeghi, CEO of Winchester MD commented:

“Against considerable odds the Winchester cultivation team led by Simone Cerri have overcome all obstacles to produce a healthy and thriving crop and beaten all expectations to complete the dry facility in readiness for the imminent harvest of our first crop, that will be later used as our first indoor cultivation centre. This project has been acknowledged by local authorities to be the largest single successful hemp cultivation in the Cadiz region and firmly places Winchester amongst the top cultivators in Spain. We are excited to begin the next chapter of our story as we begin discussions with extraction parties in Poland, Italy and Spain to produce crude  oil, isolate and THC free distillate.”

For more information, contact:
Faz Moshfeghi
CEO

Info@winchestermd.com

About Winchester MD Limited

Winchester MD is a vertically integrated European cannabis company based out of London, UK. The Company was founded in 2018 with an initial focus on CBD Wellness through a revenue-producing online retail superstore platform HempElf www.hempelf.com. The Company offers a variety of CBD branded products through its online superstore and continues to develop and market new products in the CBD Wellness category. In 2019 the Company has expanded into other verticals in the cannabis sector with the vision of becoming a global cannabis leader with cultivation, extraction, CBD wellness and research and development.