January, 2022

Scottish brewers welcome Brewers Support Fund

Today the Scottish Government has announced new funding to help small brewers impacted by the restrictions introduced to control the omicron variant. The Brewers Support Fund will provide direct support to small breweries in Scotland. Responding to the announcement, Chief Executive of the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA), James Calder said: “Small brewers have been […]

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Rawlings and Vigo merge to offer complete (end-to-end) processing and packaging solution.

Full-service processing equipment and packaging solutions for premium drink clients, with expansion into food, health, and beauty markets The merger brings together Rawlings’ portfolio of primary packaging solutions and Vigo’s comprehensive processing equipment and consumables offering for clients in the premium drinks market, with expansion to deliver an end-to-end solution for premium food, health, and beauty brands. […]

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SIBA respond to ‘restrictive’ hospitality measures which will remain in place until the end of January

The Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) have responded to the Scottish First Minister’s announcement that ‘restrictive’ hospitality measures will remain in place until the end of January: “It is disappointing the First Minister has kept the restrictive table-service only and one-metre distancing measures in place for Scottish hospitality businesses – measures which make profitability impossible for […]

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Society of Independent Brewers respond to Boris Johnson’s announcement of no further changes to restrictions in England

“It is reassuring for small independent breweries that the Prime Minister has committed to no further changes to restrictions in England. But for independent brewers and pubs the situation was and continues to be massively affected by the mixed messaging in December, which is normally the most important month of the year for hospitality. Pubs […]

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