The Scottish Beer & Pub Association run for the benefits of its members and is the leading trade association for the brewing and pub industry in Scotland. As part of the  BBPA, our members are responsible for around 20,000 pubs and account for 90% of beer produced across the UK. The SBPA is recognised as the key representative of the pub industry to Government and media spokesperson on key issues in Scotland. It has an in-depth knowledge of all policy areas affecting the pub sector and offers advice and briefing to member companies. The breadth of membership also allows for networking opportunities and the development and sharing of best practice.

Benefits of Membership

Business Support

  • Expert advice on current and forthcoming legislation and regulation affecting your business
  • Tax discounts available through BBPA-administered Climate Change Agreements (approx. £3,000 for a 30k hl brewery)
  • Access to energy and water benchmarking data - measure your performance against your competitors
  • Receive data on technology used across the sector
  • Comprehensive guide to labelling compliance in the UK
  • Receive BBPA country profiles to assist with export activity
  • Take part in BBPA-organised export events
  • Network with leading beer exporters at events and seminars
  • Access to Campden BRi expertise
  • Advice and guidance on compliance with EU and UK food & feed safety
  • Comprehensive food safety programme to protect the industry against
    emerging risks
  • Annual workshop on best practice in container management
  • Operation of an accredited scrap yard scheme for containers
  • Involvement in industry-wide initiatives such as Locator Board Pooling
  • Benefit from industry-wide responsibility initiatives
  • Advice on social responsibility projects
  • Expertise, guidance and advice on issues affecting the brewing and pub trade

Representative work

  • Strong voice to lobby UK & Scottish Governments for change
  • Expert Panels and working groups to develop policy, consultation responses and seek reform e.g. on business rates
  • Economic modelling, consumer research and innovative lobby tools to underpin this work
  • Guidance and briefing papers on key issues / pub retailing
  • Work with Scottish Tourism Alliance, VisitScotland, Scottish Development International, Scotland Food&Drink and other UK-wide national Tourist Organisations, promoting Scottish produce as part of a key export market


  • Invitationto series of SBPA events at political conferences, the Scottish Parliament and Westminster.
  • Invitation to BBPA/Beer Group Christmas Parliamentary reception
  • Opportunity to network with leading industry colleagues
  • Ability to showcase your beers at industry events and through media opportunities and ‘There’s A Beer For That’
  • Reduced prices for BBPA annual dinner
  • Admission to BBPA conferences and seminars

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