If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

 

Kirsten Speirs, Director

kirsten@kdmedia.co.uk | 0131 337 6232

Or

Maxine Henderson, Business Development Director

maxine@kdmedia.co.uk | 0131 337 6232

 

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    Bruce Stevenson Insurance Brokers

    Bruce Stevenson is Scotland’s largest independent Insurance Broker, trading from offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Turriff and London. As an independent broker, we are an innovative and...
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    Bruce Stevenson is Scotland’s largest independent Insurance Broker, trading from offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Galashiels, Turriff and London. As an independent broker, we are an innovative and dynamic organisation, who are committed to providing the best possible advice and support to protect what’s important to our clients.

    As well as providing general Corporate and Commercial insurance we have developed specialist knowledge and understanding of the unique risks relating to Distilleries, Whisky Brokers and Private Whisky collections.

    We work closely with a select panel of Insurers’ and Loss Adjusters’ experienced with managing the complex claims and industry specific challenges such as relocating stock to another bonded warehouse to avoid premature payment of duty, warehousing arrangements to remain in Scotland to satisfy the trade description ‘Scotch’ and an understanding of the age profile of stock to quantify the loss of matured value.

    Our approach is to provide you with a review (free of charge) and specific to your needs.  Aimed at being of assistance to you in identifying and assessing the risks that affect your business.  We then examine the adequacy of your existing insurance protection and make detailed recommendations.

    For further information please contact graeme.dempster@brucestevenson.co.uk

     

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    Shawbrook

    Shawbrook Bank serves the UK SME market by providing specialist funding for a breadth of needs including structured solutions for event-driven requirements (e.g. change of ownership); commercial property...
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    Shawbrook Bank serves the UK SME market by providing specialist funding for a breadth of needs including structured solutions for event-driven requirements (e.g. change of ownership); commercial property acquisition or development; wholesale funding; working captial; and asset acquisition.

    Working with clients, their advisers and sponsors, Shawbrook can deliver the support that matters: sector specialists who can speak the language of your industry; regional business centres and teams with a deep knowledge of the local markets they serve; and a human approach to decision making, which doesn’t rely solely on anonymous scorecards and automated systems.

    With a product portfolio that's consistently evolving to meet a growing range of needs within the mid-market, get in touch to find out what Shawbrook Bank could do to support your funding requirements.   If you’re looking to work with specialists who understand every business has its own unique story, we’re pretty sure they can help. 

     

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    Wolffe

    Wolffe is a boutique brand design and innovation agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998. We help create vivid, memorable brand personalities by way of visual identity and style, and...
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    Wolffe is a boutique brand design and innovation agency that was founded by Andrew Wolffe in 1998.

    We help create vivid, memorable brand personalities by way of visual identity and style, and distinctive tone of voice. But we go further; by way of immersive, exploratory innovation workshops and dynamic tools, we help create new brand offerings, whether they be initiatives, exhibits, products, services or portfolios. We deliver: strategy services; brand design and creative services; and innovation and product design.

    All our clients benefit from our unstinting desire to do better; our tried and tested innovation techniques, and our well informed brand thinking, our intelligent creative solutions and strong service ethic.

    We are a sophisticated consultancy dedicated to maximising a brand’s potential. We’re pioneering in our 360 degree approach. We sail, silver shining, in an azure blue ocean. Come on board and transform your brand.

    The sky’s the limit.

    Get in touch to find out how we can help your business flourish www.wolffedesign.com

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    Barr Printers

    Digital – Wide Format – Litho Printers We supply Pop-Up-Banners, Brochures, Newsletters, Leaflets, Letterheads, Business Cards and so much more…….for a free print audit or...
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    Digital – Wide Format – Litho Printers

    We supply Pop-Up-Banners, Brochures, Newsletters, Leaflets, Letterheads, Business Cards and so much more…….for a free print audit or free estimates please contact Kenny Milne.

    With over forty years delivering solutions for businesses, Barr Printers are delighted to support the inaugural Scottish Whisky Awards.

    Contact:  kennymilne@barrprinters.co.uk

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    Bairds Malt

    Bairds Malt are Scotland’s oldest maltster with a heritage dating back to 1823. Having started out with a floor Maltings in Glasgow we now find ourselves on the Eastern Seaboard, situated in the...
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    Bairds Malt are Scotland’s oldest maltster with a heritage dating back to 1823. Having started out with a floor Maltings in Glasgow we now find ourselves on the Eastern Seaboard, situated in the best of the barley growing regions in the UK.

    We have just announced plans to further expand our Malting capacity in Scotland to help bring as many Scottish distillers malt that is Sown, Grown and Malted in Scotland.

    Along with our in house grain merchants, Scotgrain, we go to great lengths to support growers local to our Maltings, some of whom have been delivering barley to us for multiple generations.

    With increasing interest from consumers in product provenance, our expansion plans mark a further commitment to the whisky industry to provide our customers with malt that is sown and grown on their doorstep.

    Approaching nearly 200 years as maltsters, Scotland represents our spiritual home, from the Lothians to the Highlands.

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    Bruni Erben

    Bruni Erben is a leading supplier of glass, closures & machinery for the spirits, food, pharmaceutical and home fragrance markets. Founded in 1951, the company has developed & diversified and today...
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    Bruni Erben is a leading supplier of glass, closures & machinery for the spirits, food, pharmaceutical and home fragrance markets. Founded in 1951, the company has developed & diversified and today offers an extensive catalogue of stock items, a design team which delivers world-class results on bespoke products, and industry leading technical support.

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    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals

    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals are experienced and respected industry specialists offering tailored solutions for kegs, casks and drinks equipment to brewers, cider makers and distillers. Our flagship...
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    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals are experienced and respected industry specialists offering tailored solutions for kegs, casks and drinks equipment to brewers, cider makers and distillers.

    Our flagship offering is keg and cask rental and we operate a fleet of over two million containers across the UK, Ireland and Germany.

    Established in 2007, CBBR provides a wide range of services in addition to container rental including fee per fill containers – ECasks & EKegs, repair and refurbishment and equipment finance. By using RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tags on our containers we can considerably reduce handling times and provide clarity on stock position.

    Close Brothers Brewery Rentals also provides financial solutions for equipment used within the  drinks industry in the UK. We are familiar with the equipment commonly used and have good relationships with many of the main suppliers. In addition to production equipment for both breweries and distilleries, we are also now able to offer funding for wooden spirit casks.

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    Dentons

    Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and...
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    Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work. From supporting some of Scotland’s biggest distillers through transformational change, to advising new distilleries on the legal requirements to get them up and running, Dentons has a wealth of experience in this industry. www.dentons.com.

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    Halewood Wine & Spirits

    In a little over 40 years, Halewood Wines and Spirits has grown from a start-up company to become one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers and distributors, with a turnover of £216...
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    In a little over 40 years, Halewood Wines and Spirits has grown from a start-up company to become one of the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturers and distributors, with a turnover of £216 million, selling over 18 million cases each year and exporting to over 88 countries.

    Employing just under 1,000 drinks specialists worldwide, the Halewood Group has four operations outside the UK - South Africa, China, Thailand and Ireland.

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    McLaren Packaging

    Employing over 150 people and operating across five facilities totalling 180,000 square feet in Central Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through...
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    Employing over 150 people and operating across five facilities totalling 180,000 square feet in Central Scotland, McLaren Packaging is a family run company supplying small, independent operators through to large multi-national organisations.

    We specialise in the design and manufacture of premium, paper based packaging, to the spirits industry. Applying over 40 years’ expertise across a wide range of paper substrates to meet customer requirements, delivering added value for their brands and products.

    From high-quality flexographic printing to award-winning shaped composite tubes and rigid boxes, we lead on innovation, quality and service.

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    Michael Laird Architects

    We are passionate and committed to creating spaces that connect people in simple, intuitive ways. We use our creative approach to deliver pragmatic, effective and commercially-astute buildings, transforming...
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    We are passionate and committed to creating spaces that connect people in simple, intuitive ways. We use our creative approach to deliver pragmatic, effective and commercially-astute buildings, transforming places to make them better to live, work and play in.

    As multi-award-winning architects & interior designers we take pride in the spaces we design to make them really work. We care about delivering a high-quality service on time and on budget, which means you can get on with enjoying a building that delivers what you need.

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    Muntons

    Here at Muntons we have a rich history of the supply of malt to the Scottish whisky industry.  Our Flamborough malting in Bridlington, Yorkshire, located in the heart of one of the finest malting...
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    Here at Muntons we have a rich history of the supply of malt to the Scottish whisky industry.  Our Flamborough malting in Bridlington, Yorkshire, located in the heart of one of the finest malting barley regions in the country, was built in the mid-sixties with this purpose specifically in mind. 

    As we fast approach our Centenary, the construction of our new Peating plant, which will be fully operational later this year, will add a range of peated malts to our portfolio of distilling malts.  Testament to our on-going programme of development and highlighting our commitment to the distilling industry.

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    Orb Group

    Orb Group is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for...
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    Orb Group is a creatively-led design & manufacturing company with offices in Glasgow and London. We specialise in the creation of Unique, aesthetic POS display & Creative branded merchandise for the drinks sector.

    No matter what the size of the project, excellent craftsmanship, high-quality design, and attention to detail are essential in all of the work that we do.

    Our multi-disciplinary team of designers and marketers are dedicated to building profitable brands and enduring client relationships.

    Our mission is to develop the most engaging point of sale that will WOW your target market and ultimately maintain the loyalty of your customers.

    We offer the following disciplines:

    Packaging Design & Manufacture
    POS design & Manufacture
    Window Displays
    Travel Retail Furniture
    Free Standing Displays
    Branded Merchandise

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    Rankin Brothers & Sons

    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.   Through the design and performance of our products,...
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    Founded in 1774, Rankin is the UK’s local supplier of quality closures for the Beers, Wines, Spirits and Foods packaging industries.  

    Through the design and performance of our products, we help premiumise aspiring Brands and add value to local tastes & flavours. 

    Our offer extends from natural cork, to micro agglomerate, synthetic or Nature, to T Top Stoppers, wire hoods, screw caps, crown caps, cask bungs, keg caps, capsules In Tin, Polylaminate, PVC & PET and to heatshrink tamper evident sleeves.

    Rankin is the custodian of 4,500 acres of cork forestry in Portugal; managing cork supply from `acorn to bottle’.

    We are delighted to support the Scottish Whisky Awards and we look forward to playing our part in the ongoing development and success of our `local’ spirits industry.

     

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    Scotland Food and Drink

    Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector, doubling the value of the industry by 2030 and building Scotland’s global...
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    Scotland Food & Drink is the industry leadership organisation tasked with driving responsible growth for the sector, doubling the value of the industry by 2030 and building Scotland’s global reputation as a Land of Food and Drink. We are a unique collaborative partnership of the key industry organisations and public sector agencies working in the sector in Scotland.

    We are also a membership organisation with over 450 companies at our heart. Our members come from every food and drink sector from across the length and breadth of Scotland.  As well as producers and manufacturers they also encompass businesses working across the supply chain from professional services to packaging and utilities.

    At Scotland Food & Drink we make the connections that help our members and our industry thrive. We are committed to strengthening reputations, developing growth strategies and driving sales. We are dedicated to giving members access to experts, skills and new markets. We are driven to providing a competitive edge for our members and Scotland’s food and drink industry. 

    To join us contact Rachel Athey, Membership and Commercial Director on 0131 335 0942

     

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    TLT

    TLT supports large corporates, public institutions and high growth businesses on their strategic and day-to-day legal needs. Able to advise across the three UK legal jurisdictions of England & Wales,...
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    TLT supports large corporates, public institutions and high growth businesses on their strategic and day-to-day legal needs. Able to advise across the three UK legal jurisdictions of England & Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, the firm has offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Belfast, as well as a specialist ship finance team in Piraeus, Greece.

    With significant experience advising organisations in the clean energy; digital; financial services; leisure, food & drink; public sector; real estate; and retail & consumer goods sectors, the firm has a strong track record of consistent growth driven by client need. TLT has over 100 partners and employs around 1,000 people.

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    Winter & Company

    For over 125 years Winter & Company have supplied cover materials that set standards in creativity, appearance and quality. Their vast range of materials include: paper, coated paper, cloth, leather,...
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    For over 125 years Winter & Company have supplied cover materials that set standards in creativity, appearance and quality. Their vast range of materials include: paper, coated paper, cloth, leather, and products for display which are suitable for the luxury packaging, publishing, display, and print sectors. Winter & Company strive to innovate for their customer’s optimal productivity, ensuring that their responsibility socially and environmentally is taken into high consideration during development of all products.

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    Winter & Company