Entry deadline extended for SIBA Business Awards 2019

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2019 has today been extended to the 15h February 2019 to allow the maximum amount of entries from businesses across the beer and brewing industry.

The SIBA Business Awards 2019 seek to highlight the UK’s best independent craft beer businesses, retailers, pubs and restaurants across a broad range of categories, with the prestigious awards presented at the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) flagship event ‘BeerX UK’, at Exhibition Centre Liverpool in March 2019.

“The SIBA Business Awards celebrate businesses of all shapes and sizes which excel in promoting and championing independent craft beer – from national retailers such as Waitrose to small independent beer shops such as Hop Burns & Black. There are also categories for the UK’s best craft beer bars, pubs and restaurants, as well as a core range of awards for brewers which have shown impressive vision and business acumen.” Mike Benner, SIBA Chief Executive.

The SIBA Business Awards are unique in being both free to enter and judged by a panel of independent beer industry experts, who alongside selecting category winners also choose a ‘Brewery Business of the Year’, the top award which is reserved for a brewery which has shown true vision and business acumen. In 2018 that winner was East London’s Signature Brew, who’s unique fusion of music and beer culture struck a chord with judges,

“Winning SIBA’s prestigious Brewery Business of the Year Award continues to prove beneficial for Signature Brew. Recognition from independent brewing’s leading body has emphasized our unique approach to the industry by putting our passion for beer and music in the spotlight. In our current crowdfunding campaign, the acclaim of having SIBA’s top Business Award further validates the fact that we are one of the UK’s most exciting brewery business and helps set us apart from the pack. We are grateful that SIBA’s expert judges recognised the tireless work our team puts in to push the boundaries of what an independent brewery can achieve.” Tom Bott, Signature Brew

Alongside the brewing, craft beer promotion and retail categories, this year SIBA are continuing their partnership with Inapub to find the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub categories (‘City’ and ‘Rural’), and have launched a new partnership with Imbibe to find the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant.

SIBA Business Awards 2019: The Categories

· Marketing Implementation
· Green Business
· Business Innovation
· Commercial Achievement
· Best Individual Design
· Best Concept Design
· Supplier Associate of the year
· UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple
· UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single
· UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City (in Association with Inapub)
· UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural (in Association with Inapub)
· UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant (in Association with Imbibe)
· Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade
· Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – Off-trade

To enter the SIBA Business Awards 2019 please visit www.siba.co.uk/business-awards/

Closing date for entries: 15th February 2019

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