Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6866 BREWING & BEVERAGE INDUSTRIES BUSINESS Join the BFBi BFBi was formed in 1907 as ABTA (Allied Brewery Traders’ Association) to lobby Government of the day’s legislation to control the Brewing & Licenced Trades. Among a gamut of sweeping changes aimed at the Brewing & Licenced Trades, its main proposal was that, at the end of 14 years, the ownership of all licenced premises should revert to the State. Also, at the end of this term, local polls would give electors the option of voting for complete prohibition or a reduced number of licences. ABTA distributed millions of leaflets, posters and pamphlets throughout the country, culminating in a demonstration on 29th September 1907 in Hyde Park attended by 250,000 people, including 120,000 members of the Brewing & Allied Trades. Such was the effect of this demonstration that the Bill received its coup de grace in the House of Lords on 27th November 1908. 109 years on, BFBi continues to represent the supply chain into the beverage industry with Full Members ranging from barley and hop merchants through to process engineers, packaging, point of sale. Manufacturers, including brewers/distillers, may join as Associate Members. As a “traditional” industry (in its best sense), where relationships between supplier and customer are recognised as adding value and ensuring sustainability, BFBi is well known as a facilitator of social and professional networking events. For more information please contact BFBi, 3 Brewery Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4 JT Tel: 01902 422303 • Fax: 01902 795744 • Email: BFBi also has a range of benefits available to manufacturers, as well as traders, including: l Export Support – as a Trade Challenge Partner for UKTI, BFBi delivers financial and mentor support to companies within the brewing and beverage industry, as well as organising attendance at overseas exhibition and market visits. Host of the British Brewing Industry Export Email Group. This is a free of charge benefit to all manufacturers, with BFBi communicating and facilitating export leads. To be added to the list, please contact us. l Discounted Feed Assurance Scheme – a Scheme developed for brewers producing less than 200,000hl of beer per year and its distilling equivalent. As a BFBi Member, brewers and distillers benefit from a one band discount (Band 2 and above). l Free of charge HACCP Training – for brewers/distillers on the Feed Assurance Scheme. Certificated by SALSA. l Annual Directory – the most comprehensive guide to the industry, distributed worldwide. Available in hardcopy, cd format and interactive format on the web. l Website – constantly updated with access granted to Members Area, packed with updated research, legislation, guidelines and BFBi information. l Newsletter – SupplyLines quarterly newsletter, sent to Members and industry. Your press releases are included free of charge. The BFBi e-newsletters provide a weekly update for Members of BFBi. Members may also use the facility to market events they may be organising to other BFBi Members. l Market Information - access to news, statistics and information from internet sites around the world ((BFBi is a subscriber to the Financial Times, Just Drinks, The Grocer, Birkners Beverage World and other global drinks sites). l Business Advisory Helpline - provided, free of charge, to BFBi Members from Croners Consulting giving advice and information on the full range of business issues, including PAYE, VAT, Tax, Corporate Law, HR, H&S l E-Groups – the latest industry and sector specific information, delivered direct to your inbox weekly. ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP COST: £210 + VAT per annum Brewers’/Distillers Benefits 66_Layout 1 30/10/2016 17:02 Page 1