September, 2020

The Drinks Trust’s ‘Brewery Workers End of Furlough Grant’

Covid-19 has had a significant impact on the drinks and hospitality industries, and our colleagues in the brewing industry have been hit hard too. According to the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), brewing businesses lost as much as 80% of their trade overnight when pubs, bars and restaurants were closed in March. Additionally, the brewing […]

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Flying Firkin Distribution Ltd purchased by Marketing Management Services Ltd

Marketing Management Services Ltd (MMS) have today purchased Flying Firkin Distribution Ltd (FFD) from the company’s prior majority shareholder SIBA Commercial Services Ltd, following a competitive tender process. Nina Bates remains in place as minority shareholder. The value of the transaction was by reference to FFD’s current net asset value but the consideration has not […]

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SIBA warns ‘Breweries and wet-led pubs are once again being left behind by the Chancellor’s measures’

Responding to the Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Coronavirus financial support announcement today, James Calder, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers: “The Chancellor’s announcement that a new job support scheme for people in work will be introduced from November is welcome and will protect jobs, however it does not address the serious issues facing the brewing […]

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SIBA warns that Government’s ‘warning shot’ puts pubs and brewers wrongly in the firing line

Commenting on the restrictions announced last night James Calder, Chief Executive of SIBA said: “A new week and new rules for pubs who have diligently implemented guidance to make their venues COVID secure without receiving further financial support. After a month of being encouraged to support the hospitality trade the public is now being warned […]

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SIBA Jobs: Non-executive Director (Finance) SIBA

Non-executive Director (Finance) SIBA Job Description: Non-executive Director (Finance) Role Type: Non-Executive Director Responsible to: Executive Chair and Board of SIBA Term: 3 years Background SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was founded in 1980 and represents around 750 British independent craft brewers across the UK, our vision is to deliver the future of British beer […]

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