Family Business LEARNING JOURNEYS - 5 JUNE
REGISTER BY 24 MAY 2019
Before the conference sessions kick off, you'll have the opportunity to visit some of the South West's greatest family businesses in the afternoon of 5 June.
Bath Ales is the brewer of a distinctive range of premium, authentic and inventive beers for the discerning drinker. From its west country base, Bath Ales brews a range of consistently superior and well-crafted beers.
Founded in 1995, Bath Ales’ new chapter began in July 2016, when it was acquired by St Austell Brewery – one of only 28 independent, family-owned brewers in the country. St Austell Brewery, established in 1851 – and one of Cornwall’s oldest businesses – committed to investing in a new brewery at Bath Ales which opened its doors in May 2018.
Fronted by flagship ale Gem, the new four-vessel brew house (Hare Brewery) has the capacity to produce more than 50,000 brewers’ barrels of beer –over 14.5 million pints. With 12 new fermenting vessels in place, a highly sophisticated and technologically advanced brewery has doubled the available brewing capacity at Bath Ales.
Bath Ales beers are available in supermarkets nationwide and in pubs across the country. An exciting schedule of new beers have launched alongside the brewery opening, including an IPA – Lansdown – and premium English lager, Sulis.
The Bristol Port Company was privatised in 1991. Bristol remains a privately owned independent business with an estate of over 2,600 acres providing employment for over 7,600 people. Over £500m has been invested in Bristol since privatisation, to create one of the world’s most productive and technically advanced ports. The Bristol Port Company is a Member of Port Skills and Safety which provides the industry with information on current issues and best practice.
Clarks is a 7th generation family business founded by brothers Cyrus and James Clark in Street, a village in Somerset. In 1825, using the off-cuts from his brother Cyrus' tannery, James Clark creates a sheepskin slipper. It was the very first Clarks shoe. Within a year sales of the 'Brown Petersburg' were averaging 1,000 pairs a month. In this tour you'll have the chance to visit C & J Clark's archives and shoe museum.
In order to ensure the host businesses are able to ensure all the health and safety arrangements are organised prior to the visit, please register for your preferred Family Business Visit by Friday 24 May. Email email@example.com.
Places are limited on all Family Business Visits so please register early to avoid disappointment.