Five-year strategy for British beer exports

A new strategy to drive exports of British beer — the UK’s third biggest food and drink export — by £100m over the next five years has been launched by the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA). The strategy launched at Fuller’s Griffin Brewery, in Chiswick, is...

DCLG gets tough over business rates relief

British Beer and Pubs Association (BBPA) chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, has welcomed a tough approach from the Department for Communities and Local Government in naming councils that are failing to distribute much-needed business rates relief to local pubs and...

Key appointments for Brakpear pubs

Brakspear’s new executive chef, Arthur Knights (left), and retain marketing manager, Dan Turner   Pub operator and brewer Brakspear is supporting its growing managed business with two new appointments — a retail marketing manager and an executive chef. Dan...

MBA students aim to export premium British beer

Three MBA students from Cambridge Judge Business School have launched two new beer brands — Varsity Draft and Lagerithm — with a stout in the pipeline, to be followed by a flagship brew — a new British export beer. “We think that there’s a gap in the global market for...

BBPA presents its annual awards

Awards for Black Sheep, Craft Union, the Co-op and Heineken UK, alongside a hugely popular chairman’s award for Steve Goodyear, were presented at the British Beer & Pub Association’s annual dinner at the Royal Garden Hotel, in London. The winners triumphed in beer...

Hivers Beers looks at private funding

Hiver Beers has announced that it is taking its current fundraising private in place of its crowdfunding campaign, delivered through Crowdcube. Founder Hannah Rhodes said: “We are having a number of exciting conversations with private investors, including a potential...

Hillside Brewery offers Beer Pilates Retreat

Gloucestershire’s Hillside Brewery has created a Beer Pilates Retreat, aimed an businesses in search of a unique team-building experience. The day-long retreats revolve around a beer pilates workout, created specifically for the brewery by local Pilates expert,...

New website offers drinks canning advice

A new Indie Drinks Can Advice site has launched to help all craft drinks makers, whether a brewer, soft drink maker, winemaker or distiller. The site provides all the information a newcomer needs from a single source. Run by The Can Makers, the trade body representing...