British Beer & Pub Association

The British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) is the leading body representing Britain’s brewers and pub companies. Its members account for some 90%of beer brewed in Britain today, and own around 20,000 of the nation’s pubs.’

Brigid Simmonds, Chief Executive: “Dea Latis has always done a great job, in both encouraging women to love beer, and in celebrating the role women play in our industry. We now have many great women brewers and beer sommeliers; they are brilliant advocates for beer and brewing, and I would encourage women with a passion for beer to get involved.”

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Joanna Dring is the communications manager for Carlsberg UK, overseeing all UK PR for the global brewing giant. A former PR Week 29 under 29-er (the 30th birthday is slowly approaching...), Joanna has worked in numerous in-house PR roles including other brewers, the motor industry and local government. Joanna lives in sunny Bedford, once applied for Come Dine With Me and enjoys writing in the third person. Follow Joanna on Twitter