THE great and the good from the world of brewing will be on hand at a ‘landmark’ event to mark the launch of a trust related to preserving Burton’s heritage.
The National Brewery Heritage Trust Ltd is hosting an invite only launch next Tuesday to mark the news that it has been officially registered as a trust.
Senior bosses from brewing giants past and present alongside a host of other dignitaries will be on hand at the National Brewery Centre, in Horninglow Street, to learn the details of the first major project the trust will undertake following its formal confirmation.
Trust chairman Keith Norris said: “This is a defining land mark in the development of the working group culminating in the successful registration as the National Brewery Heritage Trust.
“This not only enhances the prestige of the centre but will enable us to accept charitable donations in order to expand and renovate the existing collection. We will also be able to bid for funding to support major development projects.”
The group supports the work of the museum at the National Brewery Centre and its collections in a bid to advance the education of the public in the history and heritage of brewing in Burton.
The group was initially formed following the closure of the then Coors Visitor Centre in 2008.
The group was a vital component in working closely with Coors and Planning Solutions to get the centre re-opened in November 2009.
The trust is a non-profit organisation, staffed by volunteers, which acts as guardians of the museum’s artefacts works with Molson Coors and Planning Solutions, which runs the attraction, to maintain and expand the collection.
It registered as a charity in 2012 and some of its key aims include increasing public access to the archive material hidden away at the centre and to put a greater emphasis on educational displays and events focused on the impact of the brewing industry.
Mr Norris added: “The continuing success and development of the centre is reliant on the support of local people and businesses.”