WSTA Logo

WSTA Statement - Mininum Pricing Scotland

Commenting on the publication today of the Minimum Pricing (Alcohol) (Scotland) WSTA Chief Executive Jeremy Beadles said:

 "As millions of families face the toughest economic conditions for a generation the Scottish Government is determined to press ahead with legislation that will punish the vast majority of responsible consumers with higher prices.

"Yet there is no evidence minimum pricing will address the problem of alcohol misuse and the most recent Government figures show alcohol consumption per capita fell in Scotland last year.

"The Scottish Parliament should insist on its right to review the policy and its impact on cross-border shopping, internet sales of alcohol and any evidence of illegal trade of alcohol in Scotland."

WSTA launches members’ discount card

17 October 2011

The WSTA has launched a new benefit card for members, giving companies and their employees discounts on a wide range of products and services.

The card gives access via web or iPhone app to thousands of savings, covering everything from website hosting and business insurance to restaurants, hotels and airport parking.

The new service is provided through benefits portal LogBuy and is available to WSTA members on a first come first serve basis.

Companies and their employees signing up can set up a profile to ensure they receive information directly about relevant deals available.  The service also offers to negotiate discounts with suppliers nominated by users.

WSTA Chief Executive Jeremy Beadles said:

“Our deal with LogBuy opens the door to substantial savings on a range of business services plus discounts on restaurants, theatre tickets and other items of personal expenditure which are bound to appeal to company employees.

“I hope WSTA members and their staff will take advantage of this new service.”

 
ENDS

Notes to Editors:

WSTA Benefit Card.
The WSTA Benefit Card is provided through LogBuy Ltd and gives WSTA members access to offers and discounts through http://www.mylogbuy.com/
Companies and employees wishing to sign up to this offer should contact Louise Vaux [email protected] or tel: +44 (0) 20 7089 3874


WSTA
The WSTA is the UK organisation for the wine and spirit industry representing over 340 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits.
We campaign to promote the industry’s interests with governments at home and abroad.
We work with our members to promote the responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.

For more information please contact Gavin Partington:
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7089 3876
Mob:  +44 (0) 7966 014058
Email: [email protected]

The WSTA announces the nomination of Nick Hyde as its new Chairman

nhsmallNick is Managing Director of Diageo Wines Europe, a role that encompasses management of wine subsidiary Percy Fox & Co, which markets Blossom Hill and other leading wine brands, international fine wine merchant Justerini and Brooks, Bordeaux negociant Vignobles Internationaux and online retailer Quintessentially Wine.

His nomination will be put forward for approval at the WSTA's annual general meeting in April 2012.  He will succeed Tim How, who has been WSTA Chairman since April 2009.

As a member of the Diageo GB executive committee Nick Hyde has been involved in a wide range of issues affecting the drinks sector. He started his professional life with spells at Unilever and United Biscuits before joining International Distillers and Vintners, where he became managing director of London wine merchant Morgan Furze.

Nick has been a member of the WSTA board for over 10 years.

He said:  "I have always believed the trade achieves more when it works together so I'm delighted to be asked to chair the WSTA.  These are challenging times for many businesses, which is why it's vital we have a strong and confident voice speaking on behalf of the sector."

"I'd like to thank Tim How for his work on behalf of the WSTA over the past few years."

Tim How said:  "The WSTA is stronger than ever, with an expanding membership and a significant role in many areas of work affecting the sector.  After a career in the trade it has been a privilege to help the association fight our corner."


Ends


WSTA
The WSTA is the UK organisation for the wine and spirit industry representing over 340 companies producing, importing, transporting and selling wines and spirits.
We campaign to promote the industry's interests with governments at home and abroad.
We work with our members to promote the responsible production, marketing and sale of alcohol.

For more information please contact Gavin Partington:
Tel:  +44 (0) 20 7089 3876
Mob:  +44 (0) 7966 014058
Email: [email protected]

 

 

Subcategories

Twitter @wstauk

A date for the diary wine lovers 🍷🥰 https://t.co/VD8SF5JPkW


RT @HarpersWine: English and Welsh whisky soaring - Harpers Wine & Spirit Trade News https://t.co/8FD1cVEQfi @wstauk @WSTA_Miles


RT @WSTA_Miles: Please get involved! @wstauk Industry Summit! #InSum19, Wednesday 18 September 2019, 2-6pm https://t.co/JphzB6dO6X

Connect with us