2023 IBD Midland Section Annual Dinner at Burton Town Hall

The Midland Section held its Annual Dinner on February 3rd when Tony Jones was honoured as a new IBD Fellow.

After the disruption created by Covid, 220 Midland section members and their guests could once again return to the historic Burton Town Hall for their annual dinner.

In addition to the long list of General Certificate and Diploma Module passes, guests witnessed and honoured presentations from Bhavya Mandanna, IBD President, to Tony Jones, Fellow of the IBD; Jane Kershaw, Master Brewer; and Ana Moya, Diploma in Packaging.

Tony Jones, new IBD Fellow

Bhavya Mandanna presents Tony Jones with FIBD certificate

Bhavya Mandanna presents Jane Kershaw with her Master Brewer Tankard

Ana Moya picture

Bhavya Mandanna presents Ana Moya with her Diploma in Packaging Tankard

The top table guests represented those breweries and organisations who had generously hosted section activities throughout 2022 and included the newly appointed IBD Chief Executive Officer, Tom Shelston. 

presidential table picutre

Chairman and his top table guests

L to R: Charlie Gorman (Charles Faram), John Round (Midland section Treasurer), Ruth Evans (CEO BFBi), Jerry Dyson (MCBC), Patrick McGinty (Midland section Chairman), Douglas Murray (immediate past IBD President and CEO), Tom Shelston (newly appointed IBD CEO), Andrew Patterson (Southern Section Chairman), Mark Slater (Northern section Chairman), Bhavya Mandanna (IBD President), Jon Elks (Everards Head Brewer), Neil Haywood (MCBC Burton brewery Operations director)

Prior to the event young member teams had brewed beers enjoyed at the dinner and organised by committee member, Alice Batham. 

They were kindly hosted by Everards Brewery and Molson Coors Beverage Company. All dinner guests were invited to vote for their preference at the pre-dinner reception. The winning team, hosted by Everards, were presented with engraved tankards. 

Some of the beer competition winning team, hosted by Everards

L to R: Mike Wooton, Claire Batham, Antonio Graziano, Ana Moya, Alice Batham (competition organiser), Jon Elks (Everards Brewery host)

IBD at the The International Brewing & Cider Awards 2024

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