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About Us

At The Liquid Community we are passionate about our industry, our community and our work and firmly believe that everyone deserves a helping hand when they need it most. To find out more about how you can help visit Support Us. To meet the Liquid Community team visit Who we are.

What we do

Our Mission

To provide help and support to current and former employees of the drinks industry and their families


Our Vision

A world without medical, financial or personal hardship for colleagues of the drinks industry and their families

Our Goals

To provide practical, emotional and financial support to those from our trade at every stage of their career


Where we work

Founded in 1886, The Drinks Trust (formerly called The Benevolent) has a mission to help colleagues from the trade facing serious medical or financial hardship or any other workplace or home difficulties. Today The Drinks Trust continues to be at the heart of the UK drinks industry and is the only charity supporting employees from every sector of the drinks trade, no matter where they were employed or what their personal situation.

The Liquid Community works across the whole of UK including England, Wales, Northern Ireland and in Scotland in partnership with The Benevolent Society of the Licensed Trade of Scotland, The BEN.


Who we help

The Drinks Trust helps anyone who works in any role in the UK drinks industry. We provide practical, emotional and financial support to those who are currently working, or have worked, in the UK drinks industry and now need help. We have no minimum or maximum age requirements and currently support people in a variety of medical and financial situations.

We define the drinks industry as any part of the supply chain including, but not limited to, production, distribution, marketing, import, export and sales of alcohol in both the on trade and off trade of the UK market. In practical terms this means anyone who has worked in pubs, breweries, bars distilleries, off licenses and warehouses or in an office based role at a company producing, distributing or selling primarily alcohol.

Board of Trustees


Michael Saunder

Michelle Brampton

Troy Christensen


Simon Difford

Edward Dove

Andrew Hawes

Guy Lawrence

James Rackham

Andrew Reed

Pam Rowan

Andy Smith

Neil Barker

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