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

ALMR http://www.almr.org.uk
The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers is the unrivalled network of entrepreneurial retailers and industry suppliers that champions the smaller independent companies that own and operate pubs, bars and restaurants in UK.


BBPA http://www.beerandpub.com
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.


BII http://www.bii.org
The BII is the professional body for the licensed retail sector and provider of the BIIAB APLH, the market leading personal licence qualification.


FLVA http://www.flva.co.uk/
The Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations is a members' organisation looking after the business interests of self-employed licensees in the licensed trade.


IFBB http://www.familybrewers.co.uk
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.


SIBA http://www.siba.co.uk
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 http://www.beeracademy.org/
The Beer Academy is an educational body dedicated to helping people understand, appreciate and enjoy beer sensibly.


British Guild of Beer Writers http://www.beerwriters.co.uk/
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.


CAMRA http://www.camra.org.uk
The Campaign for Real Ale is an independent, voluntary organisation campaigning for real ale, community pubs and consumer rights.


Cask Marque http://www.cask-marque.co.uk/
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 http://www.caskreport.co.uk/
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 http://www.cyclopsbeer.co.uk/
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 http://www.pubisthehub.org.uk/
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 http://www.nationalbrewerycentre.co.uk/
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.