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SIBA appoints Charlie Docherty to newly created Business Development Officer role

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have appointed Charlie Docherty as their new Business Development Officer following a rigorous recruitment and interview process. The newly created role focusses on building SIBA’s network of independent craft breweries in the UK, helping existing members get the most out of their membership, and recruitment of members to SIBA’s […]

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Call for next Prime Minister to deliver for independent breweries

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has called on the two final contenders for Prime Minister to support the small and independent brewers, one of the UK’s manufacturing success stories that has been hit hard in recent years. In letters sent to both Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, SIBA’s Chairman Roy Allkin has asked the […]

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SIBA begins member expansion with launch of new International Brewing Membership and Awards

The Society of Independent Brewers are expanding their membership remit with three new member categories launching in 2022, starting with International Brewing Membership which opens as of 1st August. SIBA International Brewing Membership is open to independent breweries anywhere outside of the UK and includes a range of membership benefits, including access to the newly launched […]

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James Calder to step down as Chief Executive of SIBA

After 3 years as Chief Executive of SIBA, and 5 years with the trade association in total, SIBA’s board has today confirmed that James will step down on 1st August to take on a new challenge. Under his tenure, SIBA has supported every independent brewery in the UK through COVID, providing them with the latest […]

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SIBA appoint Laura Mackie as new Non-Executive Director

SIBA are pleased to welcome Laura Mackie as SIBA Non-Executive Director, sitting on the SIBA Executive Board. A highly commercial & experienced NED,  Laura brings a breadth of Finance & FMCG experience to the Executive Board. With senior sales and marketing leadership experience within the brewing sector, Laura is well placed to understand the pressures […]

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Brewers left in limbo over alcohol duty changes

Today the Government has announced delays to the next stages of the Alcohol Duty System changes which puts its implementation timetable at risk. It was announced in October 2021 that the associated primary legislation will be published in draft in Summer 2022 for consultation so that it could be introduced through the 2022/23 Finance Bill. […]

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Indie Beer Scotland 2022: Brand new independent craft beer festival launches next month in Edinburgh

A brand-new craft beer festival is set to take place at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh, in August, featuring over a hundred different fresh cask beers, independent craft keg from some of Scotland’s best craft breweries, plus cider & spirits from independent Scottish producers. Indie Beer Scotland is organised by Scottish brewers from the not-for-profit trade association the Society of […]

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WELSH GOVERNMENT WARNED OF RISKS OF DEPOSIT RETURN SCHEME

Independent brewers across Wales urge Government to avoid pitfalls of adopting Scottish Deposit Return Scheme Wales’s small independent brewers have today written to the Welsh Government and Members of the Senedd, urging them to support small businesses by avoiding the pitfalls of Scotland’s much criticised Deposit Return Scheme. The letter, published today by the Society […]

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MSPs warn that Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme could ‘prove a very costly failure’ without urgent review

A new cross party report has warned that the chances of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) successfully going live on time, within its full scope, are vanishingly thin and unless serious defects are addressed the scheme will not succeed and may prove a very costly failure. The recycling scheme – which sees consumers charged a […]

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SIBA recruiting Business Development Officer

Position : Business Development OfficerResponsible to : Head of Communications & Marketing   Salary : £28-30k per annum (dependent on experience) with competitive performance-based bonus structure offered in addition to base salary About the Role This exciting new business development and marketing position offers the right candidate the opportunity to work in the vibrant and diverse independent […]

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