Blog

Uncategorised / 16 April 2018

BBPA new website is now live - introduction

We are delighted to announce the launch of our new website!

We hope you agree the new look is a small improvement on what we were sporting previously. The best news is that we have created a much more navigable website. This means that whether you are a BBPA member, a publican or simply a member of the public interested in beer and pubs all our wonderful news, campaigns, statistics and guidance is right at your fingertips.

We also want to update you on several brand-new website features. Some of these are open to everyone but a fair few are exclusively for our members. If you are a BBPA member, make sure you have your log-in information to enjoy all the benefits.

We will now run through each section of the website to ensure you can maximise your enjoyment of the new website and make use of the new features.

KEY FEATURES/SECTIONS

News

We’ve kept our News section simple. Using the search function, you can toggle articles and blogs or search by topic with ease. All of our latest and most popular news is highlighted so there’s no reason not to keep up with all the latest goings on in the industry.

About

In the About section you can learn all about the rich history of the BBPA. You can also see what we’ve been up to lately and how to get in touch with the whole team.

Our Passion

We are passionate about beer and pubs. In this section you can read all about the industry, from the history of pubs, to how beer is made or articles on working in the industry. Take some time to have a read and become beer and pub experts, just like us!

Members

Our members are at the heart of everything we do so we want show off who we represent in a great new format. Here, all our members and associate members have a profile, a short introduction and links to their website.

The Licensee Forum is new to the website. Free guidance is available to all licensed premises, ranging from advice on health and safety to responsible retailing. The contact box is for those interested in joining the forum, as well as giving you the opportunity to ask us any queries.

Campaigning

Campaigning is a huge part of what we do at the BBPA. The new campaign section lists all the campaigns which we are currently working on, discussing why we are doing them, and gives you guidance on how you can get involved.

Policy

We cover a wide range of issues and over the years have produced a lot of content. To help you get to the information you need we have organised our policies by topic. Simply click through to the Policy Area you are interested in and get lost in the BBPA policy team’s fountain of knowledge.

Export Hub

The Export Hub is a one stop shop for all things exports. You can easily download our Export Strategy and Best Practice Guide. We have also built an Export Showcase. This features brewers dedicated to promoting British Beers abroad and we will work with Government and others to signpost international buyers to this page. We want to grow this over time and hope all our members get involved, so any members who want to be showcased on this section should get in contact via the contact form on the page.

We have also launched our new Country Profiles page. We have been working hard researching all the different regulation and labelling requirements of key markets. If you’re trying to get involved in this market we are sure the information on these pages will be invaluable to you. However, this section is restricted to our members.

Statistics

We work closely with our members and keep up to date with the latest insights to ensure we have industry-leading statistics. We have produced all-new charts detailing the key facts and figures. Explore beer sales over time, see how many pubs there are in the UK, and gain insight into the latest stats on exports. This section comes with additional benefits for our members; simply log in to access a wider range of data than the public view.

Shop

We have updated our shop. Our products should be much easier to find and we have a new speedy checkout. All this means it is even easier for you purchase what you need. Statistical Handbooks, guidance on CO2 in Cellars, Energy Best Practice…you name it, we have it.

Members’ Area

Members now have a bespoke new area which will also make it much easier if you sit on any of our panels or expert groups, or indeed would like to get involved with them. Here you can find policy position papers, parliamentary briefings, industry updates, technical circulars, as well meeting minutes and agendas.  Additionally, a new diary of upcoming events means you need never miss another meeting.

What now?

There’s still lots to do! You will notice throughout the website we have inserted feedback forms. We want to hear from you on any issues and we want you to share your knowledge and experiences, as well as recommend any improvements.

One thing we have learnt from this project is that you can never have enough photos! So if you have any photos of beautiful pubs, the wonderful people involved in the industry or pictures of delicious beers then we want them! Please email abeazley@beerandpub.com.

Lastly… A big thank-you to Lighthouse London who have done a great job on the website. Check out their own website to learn more about their design, development and digital strategy expertise.

Written by

Paul Oakley

Further Reading