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The essential guide to running pubs
and bars
The following organisations can be contacted for further advice and guidance in their specialist areas

UKHospitality is the powerful voice representing the broad hospitality sector – covering everything from bars, coffee shops, contract catering, hotels, nightclubs, visitor attractions and other leisure venues.

The British Beer & Pub Association promotes the reputation of the UK's brewing & pub sector and represents the sector before Government in the UK and EU.

The BII is the professional body for the licensed retail sector and provider of the BIIAB APLH, the market leading personal licence qualification.

The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations is a members' organisation looking after the business interests of self-employed licensees in the licensed trade.

The Family Brewers represent all that is best in the world of British pubs and British beers. For generations these businesses have carefully nurtured and improved their properties, to provide a warm welcome and great beer, and often a bite to eat or a place to stay.

The Society of Independent Brewers was formed in 1980 as the Small Independent Brewers' Association, to represent the interests of the emerging new wave of microbrewers. With growing credibility and campaigning success, SIBA has come to represent the broad spectrum of the independent brewing sector. There is no longer a ceiling on membership and the Society of Independent Brewers – renamed in 1995 – is now one of the most authoritative and respected bodies in the brewing industry.

Beer Academy
The Beer Academy is an educational body dedicated to helping people understand, appreciate and enjoy beer sensibly.

British Guild of Beer Writers
The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers and brewing, many of their members are enthusiastic supporters of pubs, and able to host tastings and offer advice on beer and food matching.

The Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.

Cask Marque
Cask Marque stands for excellence in the service of cask ale, it awards the licensee rather than the pub and it is jointly funded by both brewers and retailers.

Cask Report
The Cask Report is the definitive guide to the cask beer industry, with all the information you need on what's happening to it, who's drinking it, and how to profit from stocking it.

Cyclops was developed by a group of industry bodies to help to de-mystify beer, and provides a clear and simple system to enable bar staff to describe what they are selling and drinkers to understand what it is that they like about certain beers.

Pub is the Hub
The Pub is the Hub was set up in 2001 through the Rural Action Programme of Business in the Community. It encourages breweries, pub owners, licensees and local communities to work together to help retain and enhance rural pubs.

The National Brewery Centre
The National Brewery Centre is a world-class museum and visitor centre that celebrates Burton upon Trent's proud brewing heritage and its influence on brewing techniques throughout the world.

Only a Pavement Away
Only a Pavement Away is a conduit between employers in the hospitality industry and those charities/associations whose main aim is to support the homeless, ex-offenders and ex-service personnel reintegrate back into society.