Latest news from Briggs plc
Mar 20, 2014

Briggs of Burton are again Diamond sponsors of the 5th Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2014. The Worldwide Distilled Spirits Conference 2014 will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow from the 8th -  11th September.

Briggs look forward to seeing you throughout the conference and on the Wednesday evening social event.


Feb 10, 2014
Briggs of Burton was awarded the National Runner-up prize in the Health and Safety category at the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013. Briggs attended the National Gala presentation dinner at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London. This award highlights Briggs’ commitment to Health and Safety, where they have worked extremely hard to establish and maintain a Zero Harm Initiative at both their manufacturing premises based in Burton on Trent and at all of their project sites.
Jan 16, 2014
Briggs of Burton recently presented two technical talks at the Midlands Section BFBi / IBD seminar held at the Marstons Visitor Centre, Burton on Trent.
John Hancock reviewed the engineering principles and brewhouse technologies around Evaporation and Wort Boiling.
Mark Philips discussed the fundamentals in Heating in Agitated & Non–Agitated Vessels.
Nov 12, 2013
Briggs of Burton PLC has won the regional EEF/RK Harrison Health and Safety Award in the EEF Future Manufacturing Awards 2013.
Oct 3, 2013

The average beer consumption (liters) per capita across 29 European countries has been in decline from 2007 to 2012 (e-Malt, Canadian Global Beer Trend ). UK beer consumption (liters) per capita has decreased from 87.7 to 68.5 liters across this period.

Sep 20, 2013

Briggs presented Edinburgh silver Quaichs to Dr. Tim Cooper (Managing Director, Coopers), Pete Coors (Chairman of the Board, MillerCoors), Prof. Katherine Smart (Group Chief Brewer, SABMiller), and Mike Betts (Director, Woodforde’s Brewery).

Sep 20, 2013

Briggs of Burton were proud to serve Nelsons Revenge and Wherry from Norfolk, UK brewer Woodforde’s – and very popular they were too.

Sep 11, 2013

Briggs of Burton plc will again be the lead sponsor for the World Distilled Spirits conference (WDSC) in Glasgow, 2014. This highly successful conference is organised by the Scottish Section of the Institute of Brewers and Distillers (IBD) and the 2014 theme is “"Future Challenges, New Solutions”. The technical programme will examine consistent themes such as the future availability of key raw materials, water and energy. The conference will be at the Hilton Hotel Glasgow between 8-11th September 2014.

Worldwide Distillers Conference 2014 Glasgow


Sep 11, 2013

Briggs of Burton plc are pleased to welcome Scott Davies as their latest recruit. Scott attended De Ferrers school, Burton on Trent and received a First Class honours degree from Heriot Watt University Edinburgh in Biochemistry in 2009. Briggs sponsored Scott during his research at the University of Nottingham and expects to receive his PhD in December 2013.

Scott was based in the new Brewing and BioEnergy building on the Sutton Bonnington campus. Scott’s research over the last four years has centred on the pre-treatment of materials for new bioenergy processes.

Briggs are also sponsoring Kemi Mafi in similar research relating to the energy efficiency of biofuel production (now in its second year) and prior to this have sponsored research at University of Birmingham relating to the pasteurisation efficiency of industrial food processing.

Sep 11, 2013
Briggs of Burton has been in continuous operation in Burton since at least 1740 and has met many challenges in its 273 year history. Amongst the current challenges is that of sustainability. In the last five years Briggs has:
  • Reduced Electricity and Gas consumption to less than 30% of previous levels. This has been achieved through more efficient use of space, additional insulation, new boilers across office and workshops & new energy efficient lighting systems
  • Replaced tools with more modern energy efficient equipment
  • Reduced water usage by auditing all pipework, repairing leaks and looking for opportunities to reuse water
  • The quality of our effluent discharge to drain has been dramatically improved. For example we have ended use of Hydrofluoric acid as a weld cleaner and invested in a new system that uses food grade Phosphoric acid combined with a small electrical charge
  •  We have introduced paper and card recycling and try to reuse delivery materials. So if a parcel is received materials that can be reused for outbound shipments that’’s what we do
  • We have reduced the volume of waste that is collected from site very substantially but what is collected is sent to a co-gen power station in Stoke on Trent for the production of electricity
  • We try to ensure that supply chain partners get back reusable wooden shipping components for reuse. Wood (dealing with surplus pallets and one-trip shipping frames) remains our single biggest area for improvement currently
  • Industrial gases – we have worked hard to reduce the volume of gases used and accidental leakage