Trade Associations, Societies and Charities

Brewery History Society

Ford Cottage, 9 Clatterford Shute, Carisbrooke, Isle of Wight, PO30 1PD
T: 01983 506694
Contact: Jeff Sechiari
Founded in 1972, the Brewery History Society fosters research into all aspects of beer and brewing history. With a membership of around 500, including 100 corporate members, we publish 4 journals and 4 newsletters annually, together with books on the brewing history, and also organise visits to breweries in the UK and overseas.

Brewing Food & Beverage Industry (BFBi)

3 Brewery Road, Wolverhampton WV1 4JT
T: 01902 422303
F: 01902 795744
Contact: Ruth Evans MBE
Formed in 1907 as the ABTA, BFBi provides an invaluable link between the trades and services supplying the Brewing, Food and Beverage Industry. Sector lead on dispense issues, overseeing the creation of a National Apprenticeship Framework in Cellar Service Installation & Maintenance. Administrator of BFBi Feed Assurance Scheme, aimed at breweries of 200,000hl or less. Trade challenge Partner for UK Trade & Investment, acting as a grant facilitator for overseas exhibitions and export mentor, working as part of Defras export strategy

CAMRA Member’s Investment Club

31 Chapel Brow, Leyland, Lancs, PR25 3NH
T: 01772 456554
Contact: Dr Chris Bruton
The Club is a vehicle to give CAMRA members the chance to support real ale by investing in brewers and retailers of real ale. The Club has holdings in a number of SIBA members and is seeking to increase that number

Cask Marque Trust

Unit B10, Seedbed Centre, Severalls Business Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 9HT
T: 01206 752212
F: 01206 751198
Contact: Paul Nunny
The Cask Marque Trust is a non profit making organisation formed to improve the quality of cask ale in pubs by making an award to licensees who can pass an independent assessment. To date nearly 5300 licensees hold the award. Cask Marque also undertakes cellar inspections and offers training and cellar management.

The Institute of Brewing & Distilling

44a Curlew Street, Butler’s Wharfe, London, SE1 2ND
T: 0207 499 8144
Contact: Jane Sinton
The IBD is a members’ organisation recognised worldwide throughout the professions of brewing & distilling. With over 4000 members from 62 countries the IBD is the largest global professional body for brewers and distillers. We offer a range of internationally recognised qualifications and training to support our examinations.

License Trade Charity

Heatherley, London Road, Ascot, Berkshire, SL5 8DR
T: 0808 801 0550 (Free Phone. Lines are open 8-8/7 days a week)
Live-chat: Available 3-4pm every day.
The Licensed Trade Charity has introduced a useful website and helpline which is available free to people working in, or retired from pubs and breweries. Advice and specialist information is available on a range of personal issues from health and wellbeing, to housing, to supporting families, with the aim of helping people who work in the trade get through their problem and on with their lives. The charity has lots of experience and can award financial grants to individuals and families if they need a helping hand.

Crookham Travel

11 Attlee Gardens, Church Crookham, Fleet, Hampshire, GU52 6PH
T: 01252 665652
Crookham Travel was formed in 1977 (the Watney era) to offer day trips from London to enjoy real ales. Still at it 43 years later, we have passed the 1000 mark in visits to breweries, large and very small, during 190 day trips and 270 longer Explorer tours, giving almost 39,000 persons enjoyment and education – also good business to pubs and breweries.