SIBA Craft Beer Report 2022

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SIBA International Brewing Membership

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SIBA Wales & West Region

Representatives to SIBA Wales and West Region


Roy Allkin

Roy Allkin

Boss Brewing

Roy Allkin is the co-founder and owner of Boss Brewing Company Ltd. Roy studied History for his first-class Honours Degree before going on to achieve a Masters Degree with distinction in Business. Roy holds CMI Level 4 Award in Management and Leadership.
Utilising his extensive experience in business development strategy, directing operations and systemisation his primary focus now is ensuring Boss Brewing fulfils its huge potential. Roy sees a pivotal role for SIBA in raising standards in the industry and promoting the highest degree of professionalism possible.

As a commercial brewer, Roy has been active for over 5 years, having been an avid home brewer for many years prior to this. Roy was trained as a commercial brewer at Brewlab, BrewSchool and PBC. He is also a qualified cellar install and maintenance engineer.
Roy has been active in various governing bodies over the years, not least, for 10 years, he was National Chairman of the Association of Translation Companies, which is the governing body for translation and language companies in the UK (he also owns and founded one of the top 10 translation companies in the UK). Roy’s role as National Chairman for that body included representing the industry in lobbying and negotiations with government up to ministerial level, liaising with national press, chairing a parliamentary review group, etc. Roy still sits on the National Board of that body.
In his spare time Roy travels extensively, is an advanced scuba diver, enjoys tennis, rock climbing and sailing and is passionate about reading. Roy is also a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon-do, has been British Champion, and has represented Wales internationally.

Buster Grant

Buster Grant (Chair of the Region)

Cold Black Label

After a somewhat varied career, Buster returned to University in 2000 to complete an MSc in Brewing & Distilling at Heriot Watt in Edinburgh, and went on to join Brakspear’s in Henley. When that venerable institution closed at the end of 2002, he washed up in Brecon, where he’s been ever since!
Buster joined the SIBA Board in 2008, and was also instrumental in the founding of the Association of Welsh Independent Brewers, which later morphed into Drinks Wales. In 2011, an opportunity arose to start his own business, and Brecon Brewing was born! On re-joining the Board, Buster went on to be elected as National Chairman in 2017. However, in 2018, the merger with Cold Black Label meant that he could no longer remain on the Board, so resigned following the AGM that year, with the final task as Chairman being to speak at the Craft Brewers Conference in Nashville, which was definitely an experience! At the request of Roy Alkin, Buster stood for election to the Board again in 2021, and has subsequently been appointed Chairman of the Competitions committee, as well as heading up the Cellar Crew for BeerX. In spare time, should any ever appear (!), Buster likes to be involved with live music or race Land Rovers.