Well, what a year it has been! We've enjoyed our 206th year of serving the nations very best On-Trade venues and would like to take this opportunity to wish you the very best Christmas and a wonderful New Year!
The Christmas trading period is a key time for all of us in this great industry, some great food and fantastic drink is certainly well earned and we hope you have a wonderful time this weekend with your friends and families. That is of course if you're not working hard.. our recent study discovered an average of 28 hours of overtime will be worked this Christmas by those in hospitality. Worryingly, 64% say that they very regularly miss out on sleep and nearly 10% are getting by on just three to four hours’ sleep, so if you do choose to spend your time catching up on precious sleep, we understand!
Thank you for all of your support this year, we look forward to supporting you and your business as we take on 2017, we're sure it's going to be a good one! Our tastings will come round quickly in February and March, we look forward to seeing you all there.
Suppose there is only one thing left to say.. Merry Christmas to you all and a happy New Year!