May 22, 2018

Entry deadline extended for SIBA Business Awards 2018 

The entry deadline for the SIBA Business Awards 2018 has been extended in an effort to allow as many businesses as possible to enter the prestigious awards. The awards, which were due to close for entries yesterday (31 January) and will now be open until 16 February, seek to congratulate excellence in the brewing industry across a variety of categories – from pump clip, can and bottle design, to efforts taken by brewers to make their business more eco-friendly, innovative or successful.

The prestigious awards also have categories for bars, restaurants, retailers and companies promoting independent craft beer in the UK.

“Whilst we have received record numbers of entries so far, we have had a number of breweries and businesses contact us regarding the awards, asking for more time to pull together their entry ahead of the proposed deadline. In order to give all possible entrants a chance to submit their entries we have decided to extend the submission deadline by a few weeks and will now be accepting SIBA Business Awards entries, including the Pub & Bar Award categories in association with Inapub, up to and including the 16th February.” Neil Walker, SIBA Business Awards organizer.

The awards ceremony will take place at 6pm on Wednesday 14 March, the first day of the UK’s biggest beer and brewing event – BeerX UK 2018 – held in its new home at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool.

Previous winners, Fourpure

The SIBA Business Awards are unique in being both free to enter and judged by a panel of independent industry experts. The craft beer retailing, promotion, restaurant and bar categories were introduced in 2016 to highlight the fantastic work being done to promote British independent craft beer, are open for entry by businesses across the UK.

This year SIBA are taking this one step further and partnering with Inapub for the UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub categories (‘City’ and ‘Rural’) in order to encourage a wider range of pubs to enter the awards in 2018.

SIBA Business Awards 2018: The Categories

·       Marketing Implementation

·       Green Business

·       Business Innovation

·       Commercial Achievement

·       Best Individual Design

·       Best Concept Design

·       Supplier Associate of the year

·       UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Multiple

·       UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Retailer – Single

·       UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – City (in Association with Inapub)

·       UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Bar or Pub – Rural (in Association with Inapub)

·       UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Restaurant

·       Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – On-trade

·       Best Independent Craft Beer Promotion – Off-trade


To enter the SIBA Business Awards 2018 please visit www.siba.co.uk/business-awards/.

Closing date for entries: 16 February 2018.