A Message from the Chairman
As we have all seen over the last couple of years, English and Welsh wine is seeing growth far exceeding any industry forecasts and the sector is the bright light in UK agriculture with vineyards being planted across the breadth and depth of our island.
We need to work together to maximise our potential by managing this exceptional growth and putting in place long-term structures that will secure a sustainable and profitable future for everyone involved.
The role of your trade organisation, Wines of Great Britain, is to work with all members – both large and small - to plan for the future and deliver tangible benefits that are relevant and accessible, that will foster growth and encourage new entrants into the market and help expand businesses over the long-term.
I believe that by working closely together we can achieve great success for our high quality products both here and abroad. We must ensure we are properly recognised as a wine region with an international reputation for quality and innovation by setting and adhering to high standards and evolving into a Great British Success Story.
SIMON ROBINSON, CHAIRMAN, WINES OF GREAT BRITAIN
Reasons to Join
TECHNICAL EXPERTISE AND GUIDANCE Benefit from the expert knowledge of several working groups responsible for delivering tangible support and guidance on all aspects of the wine industry from viticulture and winemaking to marketing and tourism to help members develop their businesses. The working groups are drawn from a cross section of members.
SUPPORT BY EMAIL, PHONE OR ONLINE Our central team are here to provide assistance on all aspects of the industry and have a wealth of information for members. Producer members, consultant and trade associates also have access to a dedicated members area on the industry website as well as access to a forum to seek advice and participate in discussion on many subjects.
INDUSTRY MARKETING AND PROMOTION Benefit fully from WineGB’s marketing services and activities, developed and implemented to raise the profile of the industry and raise awareness in the UK and overseas. WineGB offers support and opportunities for members such as marketing toolkits, and the opportunity to take part in targeted campaigns and activities, including trade and consumer events, our national competition and be featured on the industry’s website through vineyard listings, news, events and social media.
VOICE IN GOVERNMENT Be part of a strong voice campaigning across all levels of government. WineGB is working on the industry’s behalf to secure more support for this growing sector and includes specific projects with several Whitehall Departments. We are also working with local authorities and other associated bodies to access support on tourism, planning and economic development.
...for full details of how membership of WineGB can benefit you; who we are, what we do, our regional associations and much more.
If you are thinking of joining WineGB please also read our Code of Conduct which sets out core principles and provides guidelines to steer our industry forward for a successful and sustainable long term future.