Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I is the trading name of AB InBev UK Limited, a subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev, a publicly traded company based in Leuven, Belgium. The brewer’s well-known beers include global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®; international brands Bud Light®, Michelob Ultra®, Beck’s®, Leffe®, and Hoegaarden®; and local champions Bass® and Boddingtons®. They champion Britain’s iconic beer culture, from barley farmers to pubs and retail and are a founding member of the Portman Group, member of the British Beer and Pub Association and supporter of the Drinkaware Trust as well as being Corporate Members of the Trust.
Shepherd Neame has been making beer in Faversham, Kent, for more than 500 years. It uses traditional methods and 100% natural ingredients. The brewery uses chalk filtered mineral water from the brewery’s own artesian well, deep below the brewery and 93% of the hops used in its beers are grown in Kent. Centuries of brewing experience have been passed down to the current team of brewers, who still use many traditional methods, including handcrafting beer in the UK’s last remaining unlined solid oak mash tuns.
Cameron’s Brewery, based in West Hartlepool was founded 1852 by William Waldon who then leased it to John William Cameron 1872 with 16 public houses and he bought the brewery in 1893. The company was registered in November 1894 with 50 tied houses. They were acquired with 750 houses in 1974 by Ellerman Lines Ltd, which in turn was acquired by the Barclay Brothers in 1983 and then sold to the Brent Walker Group in January 1989. The company was then bought by Wolverhampton & Dudley Breweries Ltd in 1992. In 2002, W&D sold the brewery to Castle Eden Brewery Ltd but the Cameron’s name was retained. W&D kept most of the pub estate. Cameron’s then acquired the small pub estate of Leeds Brewery Co in 2016. Cameron’s Brewery is now back in family hands since they purchased the brewery in 2002.
In 2010 Planning Solutions were approached by local action group made up of business, education and political representatives and the site owners Molson Coors. Their objective was to re-open the Molson Coors Visitor Centre (formerly the Bass Museum) that had been closed in 2008. Planning Solutions invested heavily in improving the catering facilities, refreshing the Museum presentation. The site was also re-branded as The National Brewery Centre with a strong brand image and a new web site.
Since 1862, when James Parker Simpson founded his first maltings in Alnwick, Northumberland, Simpsons Malt has been a family business. Today, the 5th generation drives the brand forward, together with father, Simon Simpson OBE. They have invested in state-of-the art equipment at their two maltings in the UK to ensure our supply is consistently of the best quality. Simpson’s Malt constantly innovate and improve processes to ensure malts are produced in the best possible way. and from grain to glass, their malts are certified and fully traceable.
Yorkshire Cooperage Services is an independent Cooperage based in Copt Hewick, Yorkshire, that specialises in vat and cask builds and repairs for the beer, spirit and wine industries in particular, adding the flavours that only wood can give. YCS also takes on commission work and can advise the client what they should choose to get the final result they are after. They can produce products using English oak in the traditional way but other sources of oak are used depending on the client’s preferences. YCS also offer maintenance contracts with a once a year visit to check on the customer’s casks and vats.
The team play in Division One, the third tier of English football. Burton Albion competed in the non-League of English football from their formation in 1950 until 2009, when they were promoted to the Football League. They also operate the Burton Albion Community Trust (BACT), an award winning organisation. BACT deliver programmes across five main themes: Participation, Social Inclusion, Disability, Education and Health. Having such a variety of themed programmes enable BACT to be an influential partner in all aspects of the local community and also allow them to have a wider impact both regionally and nationally.
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The Consolidated Charity of Burton upon Trent is an endowed charity whose objects are to help the residents in the area of benefit by providing alms house accommodation and by making charitable grants to individuals in need and to organisations which serve the community.
Founded by four real ale enthusiasts in 1971 and now with over 191,000 members around the world, the Campaign for Real Ale is considered one of the most successful consumer campaigns ever with their aim being to have good quality real ale, ciders and perries and to have thriving pubs and clubs in every community. CAMRA is financed by membership subscriptions, sales of books and merchandise and proceeds from national and local beer festivals. CAMRA is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee.
Every year many people decide to give something back to their local community. However, giving is not always easy and with the many pitfalls that deter the donor from meeting their objectives. The Community Foundation for Staffordshire is a specialist in giving to the local community, making the process quick, easy and cost effective. The Foundation ensures that a donor’s gift has the impact that was desired; transforming lives and creating opportunities for people that would otherwise never experience them. One such donor body is the J & O Lloyd Trust from where the NBHT grant was sourced.
The Brewers’ Company is one of the oldest Livery Companies in the City of London and ranks fourteenth in order of precedence. The Company received its first charter from Henry VI in 1438 when the brewers were incorporated as “The Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Brewers of the City of London.” The Brewers Research and Education Fund have donated £9,600 to the Trust’s on line archive project.