BBPA Industry Awards open for entry – book your place now for BBPA Annual Dinner!

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BBPA Chief Executive, Brigid Simmonds has today written to industry representatives urging them to submit entries for the BBPA Industry awards 2015, which take place at the BBPA Annual Dinner on Wednesday 14 October at the five-star Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington, an event sponsored by Sky.

This year’s Awards categories are:

The Off-trade Retailer Award
Rewarding a company that has shown exceptional support to the beer industry throughout its estate

The Grain-to-Glass Award
Rewarding excellence, innovation and/or return on investment in addressing a significant supply chain challenge

The Corporate Contribution Award
Rewarding an individual within a company who has made a particular contribution that has benefitted the business

The Chairman’s Award
The Chairman of the BBPA acknowledges the outstanding industry achievements of an individual or organization.

For more information on each Award category entrants can visitwww.bbpadinner.co.uk. The deadline for entries is Friday, 28th August.

Tickets and tables for the BBPA Annual Dinner are now available to purchase (details can be found via the same website), with award entrants and guests urgent to book their place now, at what is poised to be the must attend industry event for 2015.

Brigid Simmonds comments:
“With this year’s awards, in partnership with Pub & Bar, we have really sought to broaden horizons, to reflect the huge impact of brewing and pubs, right across our economy and society. We are looking forward to some exciting entries.”

Notes to editors:

For awards inquiries: Rebekah Kendrick, 020 7627 9155,rkendrick@beerandpub.com

For event enquiries and ticket sales: Katie Patterson, events manager at H2O Publishing – katie@h2opublishing.co.uk – 01474 520260

For sponsorship enquiries: Andy Gibb, divisional director at Pub & Bar –andy@h2opublishing.co.uk – 07703 607971

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.

Summer Budget – BBPA welcomes tax cuts for business

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Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive of the British Beer & Pub Association, comments on the Summer Budget:

“There are some very welcome measures for beer and pub businesses, with the cut in Corporation Tax, reductions in the cost of Employers National Insurance, and the rise in the Annual Investment Allowance.

“Some of the measures, such as the Living Wage and reductions in tax credits, will have a knock-on
effect on the cost of employment for pubs, so the tax cuts announced today are a welcome and necessary balancing measure.

“As well as the tax cuts announced, we will be looking to see that the Government continues to support brewing and pubs in other parts of the tax system, such as through future action on business rates and further cuts in beer duty, which are a big help to pubs.

Notes to editors:

• The beer and pub sector supports 870,000 jobs – 44 per cent are under 25s
• 82 per cent of the beer sold in Britain is made in Britain
• One job in brewing generates 18 jobs, in pubs, one in agriculture, one in the supply chain and one in retail.

The British Beer & Pub Association is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. The Association is more than a century old and was originally founded as the Brewers’ Society in 1904. Our members account for some 90 per cent of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.