The winners in the SIBA Business Awards 2022 have today been revealed – highlighting the very best businesses from across the beer and brewing industry in a diverse range of awards categories.
Last night’s big winners were Brew York – who were named Brewery Business of the Year 2022 – and Charles Faram, who were named SIBA Supplier Associate of the Year 2021.
Brew York MD Wayne Smith and Production Director Lee Graham were on hand to accept the prestigious award, “We’re overwhelmed to win this award after such a difficult two years. It really is down to hard work from the whole team and they will be over the moon with this!” Wayne Smith, Managing Director.
“It’s just amazing to win this and achieve what we have in this period – looking at what this industry has had to endure it’s just incredible. We’re just really proud of our team.” Lee Graham, Production Director added.
The SIBA Business Awards are judged by a panel of independent beer industry experts, and organised by not-for-profit trade association the Society of Independent Brewers. The awards cover everything from brewery marketing, design and innovation, to efforts to make businesses more sustainable or impactful.
The awards this year include three new categories in response to shifting consumer buying habits over the last year: “UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Online”, “UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Webshop” and “Community Engagement”, the latter award aimed at breweries which have cemented themselves as assets of their local communities over the last year.
“A huge, huge congratulations to the winners in the SIBA Business Awards 2022. We had a record number of entries and the quality was higher than ever, so these really are the very best of the best in the industry and should be so proud of the achievement. I want to particularly congratulate Brew York, our Brewery Business of the Year 2022 – who not only survived but thrived over the last year, showing incredible resilience and business savvy to grow a business in an incredibly tough trading period for beer. I would also like to congratulate Charles Faram, who were voted by brewers as their Supplier Associate of the Year 2022 – a huge accolade that is richly deserved.” Neil Walker, SIBA Business Awards Chair of Judges.
Joining the expert judging panel for 2022 were Caroline Nodder, Editor of Independent Brewer and the SIBA British Craft Beer Report; Kate Oppenheim, KO Media and Editor of BII News; Barry Watts, Head of Public Affairs & Policy at SIBA; Jo Hunter, Interior & Architectural Design expert and founder of Hunter’s Daughter; Ellie Hudspith, Senior Campaigns Manager at CAMRA; and Robyn Black, Head of Content at Fleetstreet Comms and former Editor of Inapub.
SIBA Business Awards 2022 – WINNERS
Siren Craft Brew – WINNER
Barnaby’s Brewhouse – WINNER
Ludlow Brewing – HIGHLY COMMENDED
Full Circle – WINNER
Best Individual Design
Brewgooder – WINNER
Bundobust/North Brewing Co. – HIGHLY COMMENDED
Best Concept Design
Moonwake – WINNER
Bullhouse – WINNER
Brew York – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Taproom
Farm Yard Brew Co., Lancaster – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Brewery Webshop
Timothy Taylor’s – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple
Hoppily – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single
Bottle Monkey – WINNER
Brewery Market – HIGHLY COMMENDED
UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Online
Honest Brew – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City
Craft Republic, Barry – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural
Fox & Hounds Beerhouse, Caversham – WINNER
UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion
Pellicle – WINNER
Supplier Associate of the year (Brewer nominated)
Charles Faram – WINNER
SIBA Brewery Business of the Year
Brew York – WINNER