British Beer and Pub Association
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British Beer and Pub Association Logo
|Purpose||Brewing and pubs in the UK|
|Location||Brewers' Hall, Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2V 7HR|
|Membership||56 brewing and pub company organisations and 22 associate organisations|
|Brigid Simmonds OBE|
|BBPA Council and Board (Chairman - Jonathan Neame)|
The British Beer and Pub Association is the drinks and hospitality industry's largest and most influential trade association representing 96% of UK brewing (by volume) and the ownership of over half of the nation's 49,500 pubs.
The Association was founded in 1904 as the Brewers' Society, was for a period in the 1990s known as the Brewers and Licensed Retailers Association before becoming the British Beer & Pub Association in 2000 to reflect its growing pub company membership.
The British Beer & Pub Association or BBPA has its headquarters at Brewers' Hall in the City of London. Through its regional structure it has an autonomous Scottish division, the Scottish Beer & Pub Association, alongside regional teams which cover Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the North West.
The current Chairman of the Association is Jonathan Neame, Chief Executive of Shepherd Neame and its Chief Executive is Brigid Simmonds OBE.