New marketing and strategy director at Punch

Russell Danks, founder of Future Factory London, has been appointed marketing and strategy director at Punch. Punch chief executive, Clive Chesser, said: “This is a really exciting time for Punch as we build a bold and dynamic business, and I am thrilled that Russell...
Admiral BDM takes top UK Hospitality award

Admiral BDM takes top UK Hospitality award

  Anna Clissold (pictured), of Admiral Taverns, has been crowned business development manager (BDM) of the year at the UK Hospitality Operations Managers Awards. Anna joined Admiral Taverns in 2012 and runs the group’s estate of community pubs in the wider Hampshire...

Curious appoints new head of brewing

Matthew Anderson has been appointed head of brewing and production at Curious Brewery, owned by winemaker Chapel Down. He comes from AB-Inbev, where he gained more than a decade of industry experience, working on some of the world’s biggest beers. He will oversee,...
BrewDog closes Equity for Punks V

BrewDog closes Equity for Punks V

BrewDog has closed its major equity crowdfunding raise, Equity for Punks V, having secured £26.2million in investment over the past 12 months. Some 50,000 people invested in this fifth crowdfunding drive, more than the sum total of the previous four Equity for Punks...
Signature Brew wants to treble its size

Signature Brew wants to treble its size

SIBA brewery of the year, Signature Brew, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to treble the size of the brewery to keep up with demand. The money will fund a move to a site close to the brewery current East London home, which will house a state-of-the-art brewhouse,...
Climate change could double price of a pint

Climate change could double price of a pint

  Drought, hurricanes and changes in sea levels, brought about by climate change, could affect barley crops and double the price of a pint. That’s according to new research involving the University of East Anglia, published in the journal Nature Plants. The...

Brexit challenges and saving the high street

The hospitality industry is facing challenges because of Brexit uncertainty, British Beer and Pub Association chief executive, Brigid Simmonds, told the Commons Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee. The committee was taking evidence on High...

Bookings soon for Beer Matters 2019

  The Beer Matters conference and trade show will return in 2019, with booking open next month for delegate places and trade stands. Almost 200 delegates and exhibitors were welcomed to Edinburgh for the event in September and were treated to an inspiring programme...

EeBriaTrade to supply Costcutter supermarkets

Retailers who are part of the Costcutter Supermarkets Group (CSG) now have access to a selection of EeBriaTrade’s list of UK breweries. CSG stores will be able to order from more than 80 UK breweries and cider producers as part of the agreement, making...

Beer Adventures crowdfunding to move into B2B

The team behind the phone app Beer Adventures has taken to crowdfunding to build a business-to-business advertising platform for the holiday / leisure sector. The app offers users 112 beer tours in 85 cities around the world. It has secured partnerships with BrewDog...

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