We would like to thank all of our sponsors for their support of the Scottish Beer Awards.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

Kirsten Speirs, Director

kirsten@kdmedia.co.uk | 0131 337 6232

 

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    ALDI

    Aldi’s 96 stores across Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally-sourced food and drink. Proud to work with over 90 local suppliers and stock more than 450 Scottish products, Aldi...
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    Aldi’s 96 stores across Scotland stock some of the finest and best value locally-sourced food and drink. Proud to work with over 90 local suppliers and stock more than 450 Scottish products, Aldi are committed to increasing the number of Scottish products available in stores to over 500 in the next two years and bringing the best of Scotland’s larder to its customers.  From fresh dairy produce and the finest Scotch beef, to eggs laid by Scottish hens and locally grown fruit and vegetables, Aldi source from all over Scotland. By working closely with Scottish producers, Aldi continues to build a range that is recognised for its quality, value and strong provenance credentials, which was recognised when Aldi was crowned Scottish Sourcing Business of the Year at the last Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards.

    Now firmly established as the fourth largest volume retailer in Scotland (according to Kantar), 2021 will see Aldi open it’s 100th store in Scotland.  Last year, Aldi invested over £22 million in new chill facilities for its regional distribution centre in Bathgate to help support the growth of its Scottish product range, including constructing a 4,000sq m freezer and a 13,000sq m chiller which opened in April 2020. 

    Aldi is set to invest £20 million in new stores this year, which include Hermiston Gait in Edinburgh, Thornybank Industrial Estate in Dalkeith, Portlethen Retail Park in Aberdeen, and J24 Retail Park in Govan, while a new store in Gateside Commerce Park, Haddington will open to replace the existing store. Aldi will also invest in upgrading its Rutherglen, Strathaven, Forfar, and Inverness stores.

    Since 2012, Aldi has run numerous in-store Scottish Beer Festivals to showcase the finest craft beers from breweries across Scotland and this year will celebrate it’s 25th Beer Festival in October.  In 2020 alone, 77 different craft beers from 16 breweries across their 3 Festivals were showcased with over 195,000 bottles and cans on shelf.  Aldi has become known, in Scotland, for their extensive range of locally brewed craft beers and each Beer Festival outperforms expectations every time.   Aldi is the proud headline sponsor for the Scottish Beer Awards again in 2021, further strengthening their commitment and enthusiasm for local tastes and brewing techniques.

     

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    Cara Technology

    Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world - more than 850 strains. For...
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    Cara Technology serves drinks production companies in more than 170 countries. We maintain the largest and most historic collection of production brewing yeasts in the world - more than 850 strains. For more than a decade we have developed and manufactured a range of innovative reference flavour standards which have been used to train more than 20,000 professional tasters in breweries, water utilities, soft drinks companies and food manufacturers. We run performance assessment schemes for tasters which provide objective assessment of taster competence. We also develop, host and support web-based sensory software which is used by hundreds of breweries all over the world.

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    Cara Technology

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    Close Brothers

    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals are experienced and respected industry specialists offering tailored solutions for kegs, casks and drinks equipment to brewers, cider makers and distillers.   Our flagship...
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    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals are experienced and respected industry specialists offering tailored solutions for kegs, casks and drinks equipment to brewers, cider makers and distillers.  

    Our flagship offering is keg and cask rental and we operate a fleet of over two million containers across the UK, Ireland and Germany.  

    Established in 2007, CBBR provides a wide range of services in addition to container rental including fee per fill containers (ECasks & EKegs), an evolved pooling solution called EkegPlus, Repair & Refurbishment and Equipment Finance. By using RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tags on our containers we can considerably reduce handling times and provide clarity on stock position, with the addition of a range of valuable insights available via PlusPortal.

    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals provides a number of financial solutions for equipment used within the drinks industry in the UK, assisted by the familiarity with equipment commonly used and by having good relationships with many of the main suppliers.

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    Close Brothers

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    Kegstar

    Kegstar make keg rental simple with our smart one-way stainless steel kegs and casks. Each keg has its own unique identity making it easily tracked through your supply chain on our proprietary cloud based...
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    Kegstar make keg rental simple with our smart one-way stainless steel kegs and casks. Each keg has its own unique identity making it easily tracked through your supply chain on our proprietary cloud based software. In some countries we clean kegs ourselves, in some countries we collect kegs ourselves too but in every country, we want to help more great beverages get to more happy drinkers and keep it as simple as fill, scan, deliver, repeat!

     

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    Muntons

    At Muntons, we export our range of malts and ingredients to markets worldwide and are proud to work alongside brewers and distillers of all sizes to develop custom malts to meet their specific...
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    At Muntons, we export our range of malts and ingredients to markets worldwide and are proud to work alongside brewers and distillers of all sizes to develop custom malts to meet their specific needs. The magic happens in our custom-built product development and innovation centre; our Centre for Excellence in Stowmarket, Suffolk. 

    Home to a one hectolitre brewery, with blending, preparation and fermentation facilities, our customers can create trial brews before committing to a large-scale production. Here, they will be backed by a team of experts in developing new products every step of the way.

    At a time when innovation is a key factor in any business, we are delighted to sponsor the ever-growing product development category. We are also very excited to sample these new products!

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    Rankin Brothers & Sons

    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.   Through the design, manufacture and performance of...
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    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.  

    Through the design, manufacture and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring Brands and add value to local tastes & flavours.

    Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown caps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves.

    Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry and has manufacturing in Portugal and in the UK; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.

    We  are delighted to support the Scottish Beer Awards and we look forward to playing our part in the ongoing development and success of our `local’ beer industry.

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    The Brewers Association of Scotland

    The Brewers Association of Scotland (TBAS) was set up by brewers for brewers to help to capitalise on the growing consumer interest in authentic Scottish beers. TBAS exists to grow the value and reputation...
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    The Brewers Association of Scotland (TBAS) was set up by brewers for brewers to help to capitalise on the growing consumer interest in authentic Scottish beers. TBAS exists to grow the value and reputation of the Scottish brewing industry. Our vision is to make Scotland known throughout the world for its beer and its brewing industry. We work together to create opportunities which benefit the brewing sector and our individual members. Run with the support of Scotland Food & Drink, our members have access to unique business building benefits, capability building opportunities and market development programmes both in the UK and in key global markets.

    To join TBAS contact Caroline Wengel, Business Development Manager on 07557964291

     

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    The Brewers Association of Scotland

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    Vision Events Glasgow

    Event Production / Virtual Event Solutions / AV Equipment Hire Specialists We know that choosing the right production partner is imperative to a successful event. At Vision Events Glasgow we bring you...
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    Event Production / Virtual Event Solutions / AV Equipment Hire Specialists

    We know that choosing the right production partner is imperative to a successful event. At Vision Events Glasgow we bring you over 20 years of experience, expertise and commitment.

    Innovation and creativity continue to be pivotal to our service, ensuring that from the initial client meeting through to the event delivery we will work with you to produce a tailored and cost effective solution that meets your event requirements while maximising your budget.

    Our Virtual and Hybrid event services offer a flexible solution for all your meeting and event needs in an ever-changing world.  From live streaming with broadcast quality to specialised video meeting presentation rooms, we can offer bespoke event solutions for a wide range of business events.

    Our AV hire department holds a large stock of equipment and our central location and 24hr ‘on-call’ service ensures we can deliver any last minute or unseen demands direct to your door.

    For more information or to receive a quote contact info@visioneventsglasgow.co.uk or visit www.visioneventsglasgow.co.uk

     

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    Vision Events Glasgow

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    Wolffe

    Wolffe is an unusually hungry creative studio. Our cosmopolitan pack of problem-solvers is always on the hunt for the next challenge, using design to cut through clutter, shift paradigms and produce exceptional...
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    Wolffe is an unusually hungry creative studio. Our cosmopolitan pack of problem-solvers is always on the hunt for the next challenge, using design to cut through clutter, shift paradigms and produce exceptional solutions. We can move fast. But we don’t sprint. We prefer to think, tracking down inventive ideas and practical answers for any design puzzles that brands and businesses might have.

    Research. Trademarking. Brand innovation. Employee engagement. Design management. Brand communication. Packaging. Asset naming. Brand strategy. Whether you need one or more of our creative services, we’ve used them to dream up and nail down success for over 30 years.

    From little local issues to grand global concerns, Wolffe likes to put heads together, partner up, check every angle, change perspectives. Because we’re enthusiastic. Optimistic. Confident in our abilities and your possibilities. With design as our core discipline, let our team of boundless solvers create something for you to believe in. Please, get your adventure boots on and get in touch: www.wolffedesign.com