Hepworth Brewery opens its new premises

West Sussex-based Hepworth Brewery has officially opened its new site following a relocation to Pulborough from premises in Horsham. The opening was celebrated with a host of local supporters.   The move was made possible with a £2.36 million funding package from...

Lee Williams named as new Moorhouse’s MD

Lee Williams, who has had a long and successful career in the beer industry, has been appointed managing director of Moorhouse’s Brewery. At Thwaites and Marston’s  he played major roles in the success of beers such as Wainwright and 13 Guns, while developing a wide...

Wadworth announces new board appointment

Wadworth has announced the appointment of John Beard as a non-executive director as it continues to strengthen of its board. John joins the board with immediate effect and brings with him a wealth of senior leadership experience across a number of consumer businesses....

£25m refinancing package for Joseph Holt

Manchester brewer Joseph Holt has agreed to a £25 million refinancing package with the Royal Bank of Scotland to support further growth plans in its pub estate, brewery and towards developing new products. The historic brewer, established in 1849, owns 128 pubs...

Hop Back Brewery sponsors Salisbury Live

Hop Back Brewery is to once again sponsor Salisbury Live during this year’s Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival (May 26-June 10). Salisbury Live is running over all three weekends of the festival, offering four nights of free gigs in participating pubs...

Ossett rebrands and prepares for expansion

Ossett Brewery has rebranded with a contemporary image, while taking care not to stray too far from its traditional roots as a British cask ale producer. The company is confident that the new imagery fits well into both traditional community pubs as well as city...

Brains’ profit up 23% … thanks to coffee

Brains’ chief executive, Scott Waddington   S A Brain & Co Ltd has announced operating profit up by 23% to £5.5m, as turnover grew by 7% to £135m, for the financial year ending October 1, 2016. Sales increases were largely the consequence of continued...

Biggest attendance ever at SIBA’s BeerX event

SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, says its BeerX 2017 event, in Sheffield earlier this month, recorded its biggest attendance since the event was launched in 2013. BeerX, SIBA’s flagship event, hosts both SIBA’s trade show, which consists of the...

Fuller’s looks to the cloud for growth

Infor, a leading provider of business applications specialised by industry and built for the cloud, has announced that Fuller’s has chosen its CloudSuite Food and Beverage as the basis of a radical business process transformation project to drive growth. As part...

Simpsons sponsors Riding of the Bounds

Berwick-based Simpsons Malt is continuing its partnership with the Berwick Riders Association in support of the 408th Riding of the Bounds, set to take place on April 29. The annual event is a celebration of the traditional 15-mile ride to check the security of the...