SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.

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Supplier Associates

More than 350 companies that offer products and services to the brewing industry are Supplier Associate members of SIBA.

Supplier Associate membership costs £375 + VAT and for this they receive a variety of different membership benefits that include:

  • Valuable networking opportunities
  • Access to advice from the SIBA Team
  • Opportunity to host a regional or national meeting. This is where SIBA members get together to discuss topics in the industry, vote for or against actions and where Supplier Associates can give presentations about their company or product. It is also a valuable networking event.
  • Invitations to all regional meetings
  • Discount on advertising in the SIBA Journal – This is sent via post to all members quarterly. It keeps members up to date with news stories, advertisements, supplier and regional focus, legal and technical advice, SIBA updates and much more.
  • Sponsor a beer competition category or Business Awards Category. This includes the opportunity to judge and present awards to the winners, as well as having photos taken which can be used for PR purposes.
  • Opportunity to judge at a Regional Beer Competition – Winners can be found on our events website at www.siba.co.uk/events
  • Classified Ads – Promote services or advertise products up for sale, find staff, add promotions etc. Just select the ‘classifieds’ tab on our website for more information.
  • Press releases – Keep up to date with industry news, as well as adding news and photos about your own company by sending your stories in to be considered in SIBA communications.
  • Opportunity for features, press releases, promotions etc to be marketed in the SIBA Journal
  • BeerX Trade Show – Opportunity to book a trade stand or to attend as a delegate at SIBA’s BeerX in Sheffield. Approximately 100 Supplier Associates exhibited and over 1,000 brewing members attended BeerX in 2015.
  • Access to our free legal helpline & discount purchase schemes.
  • Forum access – where brewers and suppliers chat and help each other out.
  • SIBA “Brewing in Brief” E-Magazine– This is sent out weekly by email and contains all of the news from our website, diary dates from SIBA, IBD, BFBI and Beer Academy, useful numbers and any other information the Trade Association need to inform you about.
  • Trade directory (1500 circulation) – This is available in printed form annually and can be accessed in real time via our website under the directory tab. It is here that you are also able to have a link to your own website under category.
  • SIBA “Supplier News” E-Magazine – This E-Magazine is issued to SIBA Brewers monthly and exclusively features news and promotions from SIBA’s Supplier Associate Members.

To join as an Supplier Associate Membership Application click here