SIBA National

SIBA’s 2021 AGM to go ahead at BevExpo in June

SIBA is pleased to announce that its 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Manchester Central Convention centre on June 8th 2021. The AGM will be taking place alongside the BevExpo. If the vaccine rollout continues to work at pace, and continues to be effective at containing the virus SIBA is hopeful that […]

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SIBA partners with Kegstar to make BeerX Online free to attend

Thanks to the support of BeerX UK’s Headline Sponsor Kegstar and official event partners SIBA is making the first ever online version of its premier annual event completely free to attend. With the UK’s small independent brewers facing their most challenging year ever, SIBA wanted to give something back to the sector by opening the […]

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SIBA Business Awards 2021 entry deadline extended to 28th February

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2021 has been extended to the 28th February. The prestigious industry awards are open to entries from independent breweries, retailers, pubs, bars, restaurants and suppliers and this year’s awards include two new categories recognising the extraordinary resilience shown by the beer and brewing industry in the face […]

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SIBA comments on the Scottish Brewers Support Fund

Commenting on the announcement of the Scottish Brewers Support Fund, SIBA Chief Executive James Calder said: “Beleaguered small breweries have been some of the hardest hit by the Covid pandemic and seen their sales drain away with the closure of pubs. In these tough times it is hugely welcome that the Scottish Government has listened […]

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SIBA respond to release of Government’s Small Brewers’ Relief Technical Consultation


“Today, the Treasury has published a long awaited technical consultation on the future of Small Breweries’ Relief. SBR has been, is and will continue to be the foundation of the independent craft beer movement in the UK. It has enabled small brewers to compete and grow against the global giants that dominate. SBR has created jobs, new businesses, […]

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SIBA’s response to the Chancellor’s financial support and lockdown 3

Responding to the latest lockdown restrictions and financial support, SIBA Chief Executive, James Calder said: “This is simply the next blow after months of struggle for England’s community pubs and small breweries. For the first time in lockdown the Government intends to ban takeaway alcohol sales which have been a lifeline to these small businesses. […]

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Over 100 MPs tell Chancellor: ‘Now is not the time for the Government to turn its back on our small breweries’

A cross party group of MPs, including former Pubs Minister Andrew Percy, are today calling on the Chancellor to reconsider changes to a scheme which has transformed the small brewing sector in the UK. In a letter signed by 103 MPs, they argue that altering Small Breweries’ Relief (SBR) will put a great British success […]

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SIBA backs cross-industry campaign calling on the Government to relax restrictions on pubs

SIBA have joined a coalition of industry partners including the British Beer and Pub Association, British Institute of Innkeeping, the Campaign for Real Ale, the Independent Family Brewers of Britain and UKHospitality to launch the #PubsMatter campaign to remind politicians and the media just how important pubs are to local communities across the UK. “Pubs and beer are intrinsically linked and SIBA are fully backing the cross-industry call on Government to relax […]

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Brewers ‘raise a glass’ to newly announced £1.8m support package for breweries suffering under Covid lockdown

Responding to today’s announcement by the Scottish Government of a new £185 million package of support, including £1.8m ring-fenced for breweries, James Calder Chief Executive of SIBA said: “Small brewers in Scotland will today be raising a glass to news of a £1.8m package of targeted support specifically for breweries. SIBA have been working directly […]

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