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SIBA comments on new health prevention strategy

Commenting on the publication of Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s, the Department of Health’s consultation on strategy for prevention, James Calder, Chief Executive of SIBA said: “It is great to see that the Department of Health recognise that for the vast majority of people who drink, they do so responsibly. More needs to […]

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Independent Brewers call on Tory leadership contenders to back craft on beer duty reform

Today, the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) has written to the two Conservative leadership contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt calling on them to back small British independent brewers. SIBA has written to the contenders asking them to rule out any reductions in Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) and back positive reform, which is currently being […]

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Join team SIBA: Head of Public Affairs and Policy vacancy

Are you a committed campaigner? Do you have the fight, attitude and drive to stand up for independent craft brewers? Do you have proven public affairs and policy experience? A vacancy has arisen to join SIBA as our Head of Public Affairs and Policy. In this exciting role you will lead SIBA’s campaigning activities across taxation, sustainability […]

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James Calder to become SIBA Chief Executive

SIBA’s board has today (13th June) announced the appointment of James Calder as its new Chief Executive. He will officially take the role up on the 1stJuly, replacing Mike Benner who is leaving to become Chief Executive of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. James, who is currently SIBA’s Head of Public Affairs and Communications […]

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Are Generation Z the future of craft beer? Report says they’ll drink less, but better

The consumer love affair with craft beer appears far from over, with industry experts predicting the next generation will be “drinking less, but better” – choosing quality products such as local independent craft beers over mainstream, mass-produced brews. As the Millennial generation (currently aged 23-38) gives way to Generation Z (currently aged under 22) more […]

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SIBA comments on Scottish Government announcement on DRS

Commenting on the Scottish Government announcement, made today by Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham on introducing Deposit Return Schemes for drinks containers in Scotland, James Calder, Head of Public Affairs said: “Whilst craft brewers are keen to do their bit for the environment, this announcement is worrying for small independent brewers who sell beer in Scotland. […]

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Statement regarding Nick Stafford – SIBA Operations Director

“I would like to advise that Nick has resigned from his role as SIBA’s Operations Director with effect from 30th April 2019 after over ten years as an employee and a long-standing association with SIBA. I would like to thank Nick for his hard work and commitment to SIBA over the years. Following Mike Benner’s resignation from his […]

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Yeovil Ales and Palmers Brewery win in the South West

“Tally Ho” by Palmers Brewery and “YPA” by Yeovil Ales have taken home the two top spots in the SIBA South West Independent Beer Awards 2019. The awards took place prior to the famous Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival in Newton Abbot and are run by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA). The trade association represents independent […]

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