Sir Greg Knight has received a special award, in recognition of his support for the ‘Long Live the Local’ campaign and for helping to secure consecutive freezes in beer duty.
Sir Greg was presented with a unique tap handled trophy created for the occasion by the British Beer and Pub Association in London.
The special award is a new initiative in 2019 to recognise the role that Sir Greg and other MP’s from across the House of Commons have played in supporting British pubs over the past two years. The award especially recognises support for successive freezes in beer duty which has secured thousands of jobs and millions of pounds worth of investment in the brewing and pub sector.
Sir Greg said ‘I am delighted to receive this award. Brewing and pubs are vital to the local economy – especially in rural areas and the ‘Long Live the Local’ campaign has also helped to focus the mind of the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the fact that many pubs are struggling and the last thing they need is to have to put prices up because of increased taxation”.
Brigid Simmonds, the Chief Executive of the British Beer and Pub Association comments:
‘The award recognises Sir Greg Knight’s invaluable support for the great British pub and Britain’s brewing industry. I want to thank Greg for the work done in securing two beer duty freezes in this Parliament and for his support generally over the past two years’.
Pictured: Sir Greg Knight (left) is presented with his award in Yorkshire by Lord Kirkhope of Harrogate