Independent Manchester brewer wins national award for charity work

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Manchester brewer Joseph Holt has won a national award for its work for the community and local charities.

The National Pub Aid award was presented and judged by the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group which consists of over 300 MPs

It comes a year after the brewer won the British Pub and Beer Association’s prestigious Heart of the Community award for the second time after a campaign raised £402,000 for The Christie.

The independent family brewer has a long standing relationship with the Christie Hospital and the Holt Radium Institute in Manchester. This dates back to Sir Edward Holt, the great grandfather of the current chief executive who founded the Holt Radium Institute in 1914.

Joseph Holt is the first company to hold both awards at the same time.

CEO Richard Kershaw, Graham Stringer MP and finance director Phil Rowan

The company has won many awards for its beers and lagers and is one of only a handful of breweries to have recently won four gold awards consecutively at the prestigious International Brewing Awards for its Crystal and Diamond lagers and Black, its keg beer.,

Founded in 1849, the company has remained in the family for six generations, operating 128 pubs in Manchester and the north west. Its brewery on Empire Street off Cheetham Hill Road opened in 1860.

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