CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity

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CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity: members and non-members asked to anonymously share experiences with the campaign (Credit: Getty/ alubalish)
CAMRA launches consultation to drive inclusivity: members and non-members asked to anonymously share experiences with the campaign (Credit: Getty/ alubalish)

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has launched a consultation into inclusivity, diversity and equality within the organisation and at its events, in response to discussions in the wider beer and pub industry regarding continuing prevalence of discrimination and how to tackle it.

Both members and non-members have been asked to anonymously share their experiences and feedback on interactions with the organisation, such as at beer festivals and its communications.

CAMRA vice chairman Abigail Newton said: “We want everyone to feel welcome and safe within CAMRA. We need to review the effectiveness of our approach and policies regularly, in order to evaluate how we are doing and make improvements where needed.”  

Collecting feedback 

The survey has aimed to collect feedback on how CAMRA: runs events, including its beer festivals, recruits’ members and volunteers, organises meetings, at both a regional and national level, communicates to the public and its members, its websites and how it approaches social media and press activity, as well as how it runs it complaints and disciplinary processes.

CAMRA has not been the only organisation to request feedback recently; last month UKHospitality urged members of the hospitality industry to take part in its annual Benchmarking Survey​, in order to ensure the trade body has a comprehensive picture of the industry to present to Government.

UKHospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls said: “This ground-breaking survey will help us in our efforts on behalf of all hospitality businesses to demonstrate to the Government ours is a sector that can drive UK economic recovery, if given the right support.”

Making real change 

The CAMRA, which is a not-for-profit consumer group with over 160,000 members founded in 1971, consultation will help to identify where the organisation is doing well and where there are gaps, weaknesses or improvements that need to be made. 

Newton added: “I’m incredibly proud to be involved in this review and want to encourage anyone, whether they are a CAMRA member or not, who has had an interaction with the Campaign to please share their views and experiences. It is only by having a say that real change can be made.” 

To take part in the consultation please visit this link​ before Monday 14 February.

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