January, 2024

Close Brothers Brewery Rentals announces new Managing Director

We are delighted to announce that Ross Mair, has been appointed as Managing Director of Close Brothers Brewery Rentals. Having spent 18 years working for the Dutch brewer Heineken in various commercial roles throughout the UK and Europe, Ross joined the Brewery Rentals team two years ago as Commercial Director. Ross takes over from MD […]

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Independent breweries and pub consumers call for the Chancellor to increase Draught Relief to 20%

Increasing Draught Relief to 20% in the Chancellor’s Budget would provide the adrenaline shot the pubs and brewery sector needs to succeed, according to representatives of the sector. In a new joint campaign launched today, independent breweries and beer consumers are calling for the Chancellor to Make It 20% and increase the lower rate of duty for […]

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The fiercely independent, family-owned Batemans Brewery will be marking its 150th anniversary this year with a series of exciting events, promotions and celebrations. One of the few truly independent, family-owned breweries still operating in England today, Batemans Brewery is proud to celebrate 150 years and will be showcasing the achievements of Five Generations of the […]

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A Strong Christmas for the UK On Trade with ‘Mad Friday’ delivering the Biggest Sales of the Year

London, January 2024 – Christmas delivered a much-needed boost to the UK On Trade with the traditional ‘Mad Friday’ (the last Friday before the big day) producing a sales boost that demonstrated a resurgence to pre-pandemic drinking habits, with Draught Beer and Cider sales up +8.8% for December, with the last two weeks of the […]

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