United Kingdom

Experienced head: Baroness McIntosh takes up a new role at PASS

Baroness McIntosh takes hot seat at PASS

By Stuart Stone

Baroness Anne McIntosh of Pickering has taken up the chair of the board position of the recently revamped PASSCo community interest company, which operates the Proof of Age Standards Scheme (PASS).

New power: the ALMR's Kate Nicholls will head UKHospitality

New ‘powerful voice’ vows to fight for pub rights

By Nicholas Robinson

New trade organisation UKHospitality, a fusion of the ALMR and BHA, has promised to fight hard for the £130bn hospitality sector after members voted in favour of its creation yesterday (21 February).

Up and away: gin sales are on the rise

British gin outsells beef

By Huw Cross

Britain exports more gin than beef, according to new figures that show overseas sales reached £530m in 2017.

European move: the beer was previously brewed under licence by a third party, but will now be made ‘in house’

Asahi Super Dry relaunched in the UK

By James Beeson

Asahi Super Dry, the premium Japanese lager, is to be brewed ‘in house’ in Europe for the first time, Asahi UK has announced.

Riding the wave: Guppo Campari UK is seeing success from premium spirits

What’s going on at Campari UK?

By Nicholas Robinson

Campari UK is at the centre of a perfect storm, riding the wave of growing demand for premium drinks from British pubgoers.