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  • Burns Night!

    25 January 2012

    The great day has arrived, 25th January – Burns Night!   And by a happy coincidence, my granddaughter Grace’s birthday - 7yrs today! Bit of good planning on my son Douglas’s part there I think!

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  • Shepherd Neame teaches new skills to jobseekers

    25 January 2012

    Brewer Shepherd Neame has teamed up with Jobcentre Plus to give Kent jobseekers aged between 18 and 24 the skills and experience to equip them for the world of work. The company has already helped three young people to develop a range of skills, including driving a forklift truck, at its distribution centre on the outskirts of Faversham. Now warehouse manager Tony Berllaque is set to interview a f

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  • Shepherd Neame joins campaign to cut VAT in pubs

    24 January 2012

    Brewer Shepherd Neame is pressuring politicians to cut the cost of eating out by joining a campaign to reduce the level of VAT on drink, food and accommodation in pubs.

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  • Trials and Tribulations

    23 January 2012

    Trials are a way of life in many industries either as a part of new product development (apparently only 5% of new product development makes it to a final marketed product) or as part of the continuous improvement process (think of how Dyson has changed the vacuum cleaner to a bag less cyclone system with a ball rather than wheels). It is no different in brewing.

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  • Author tells story of Shepherds of Shepherd Neame

    23 January 2012

    The Neame family has run Kent’s Shepherd Neame brewery for five generations but whatever happened to the Shepherds?Following the discovery of two previously unknown ledgers, brewery archivist and historian John Owen is now able to answer that question with a new book, The Shepherds of Shepherd Neame 1737-1875.John has used information from the ledgers and researched insurance policies and ecclesia

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