Brewing and business community

We’ve been supported on our journey to bring Swan Brewery in to being by the brewing and business community; professional bodies; brewers’ groups and Herefordshire Council.  Here’s a little more detail.

Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce

Swan Brewery is a member of Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of CommerceHerefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce supports local businesses to grow and succeed. It facilitates business connections and access to professional expertise, knowledge and experience across the network.  Jimmy has spoken at a Chamber’s Business Breakfast about his experience of starting up a business and become a member of the Area Council for Hereford.

Made Herefordshire

Swan Brewery is proud to be in Herefordshire

As you enter the County of Herefordshire by road you will be welcomed with distinctive signs that capture the strong visual identity of Herefordshire.  We’ve taken one of the suite of logos and personalised it with the bull in a companion shade to our own Swan Brewery purple.  The “Here you can” team talk about Herefordshire in this way, “Herefordshire is a place where you can watch things grow, where you can kick back and relax in a balanced pace of life. It is about the people, the community and the distinctive character. Let the natural and wholesome beauty of Herefordshire speak for itself in its beautiful, but not over the top glamorous, way.”


SIBA The voice of British Brewing

SIBA stands for the Society of Independent Brewers and it currently represents more than 825 independent breweries with the vision “to deliver the future of British beer and become the voice of British brewing.”

Institute of Brewing & Distilling

Jimmy Swan is a long standing member of the IBD

Jimmy Swan has been a member of The Institute of Brewing & Distilling (IBD) since he was studying for his Postgraduate Diploma in Brewing and Distilling some twenty odd years ago.  The IBD’s vision is “The advancement of education and professional development in the science and technologies of brewing, distilling and related industries.”  Jimmy has been involved in the IBD Hop Awards; he’s a committed reader of Brewer and Distiller International and has been a stalwart supporter of the Institute’s dinners.