Company Drinks was launched in April 2014 by International artist group Myvillages, with the ambition to link the remarkable history of hop and fruit picking in East London with the set up of a new community drinks enterprise. The project won the 2014 edition of the annual Create Art Award. The Company Drinks project was commissioned by Create. The result is a community owned enterprise where the plan is to pick the crop, keep it, make drinks and trade them directly, with all profits feeding back into the organisation. In its first year the project produced 20,000 bottled drinks through activities across the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. All drinks are made with ingredients picked locally or in the nearby countryside. This year’s drink range included soft drinks and cordials, fresh fruit juices and a ‘Green Hop Beer’ by Kernel Brewery.