SBPA elects new office bearers

The Scottish Beer and Pub Association (SBPA), members of which operate 1,200 of Scotland’s 5,000 pubs has elected its new office bearers to serve until March 2014.
At the Association’s Annual General Meeting at the Caledonian Brewery in Edinburgh (on Tuesday 13th March 2012) Ken McGown, Sales and Operations Director with the Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company stood down from office as SBPA President and was replaced by Stephen Crawley, Managing Director of the Caledonian Brewing Company Ltd. Steve Mallon. Managing Director of Maclay Group Plc. took over as Association Vice-President. Ric Fyfe, Retail Business Manager with Mitchells and Butlers took office as Association Treasurer. After being elected President, Stephen Crawley said ,”The last couple of years have been tough for the trade in Scotland because of a whole series of new legislation. Now it is time for brewers and the wider licensed trade in Scotland to get onto the front foot in reinforcing with all our politicians the massive contribution which responsible retailers and the brewing sector make to the Scottish economy and the to the well-being of the Scottish people. There’s nothing better than a great pint of beer, served with great food in a great pub and we need to get that message across to the key stakeholders that can help the industry in Scotland grow and prosper.”

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