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The launch of SIBA’s first ever strategic plan in 2015 set a road map for the Society for the next three years. The primary objective of this annual report is to set out the impact of the many projects and activities we have carried out in the last twelve months to give members a clear view of the work we have been doing on their behalf.


SIBA & Flying Firkin Q&As

From- Mike Benner, Chief Executive


SIBA announced on Monday 4th December 2017 that SIBA Commercial Services Ltd, the commercial arm of SIBA, which is wholly owned by the Society, has bought a majority shareholding of 75% in Flying Firkin Distribution Ltd (FFD).

A statement was issued to all members and to the trade press on 4th December.

A number of questions and issues have been raised by members following the announcement and the purpose of this paper is to provide answers to all SIBA members in an open and transparent way.

This is a ‘living’ document and further updated versions will be issued as required.

The Executive is very pleased to be able to expand on this positive news so that all members are aware of the process and of the benefits we are confident the purchase will bring to many member businesses.

If any members would like to discuss the purchase privately please contact Mike Benner, Chief Executive, or Nick Stafford, Operations Director. Contact details are at the end of this document.

Please click the link below to view the Q & A’s.

FFD purchase Q&A verison 1.1 FINAL


Ends MB Dec 17