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5th October 2021


Business Minister Paul Scully MP visited Molson Coors Brewery in Burton on Thursday (30th September) to hear about how the beer and pub sector is recovering from the pandemic and see the significant investment being made into the site.

The Minister was hosted by Molson Coors Beverage Company Managing Director for Western Europe, Phil Whitehead, and Burton Brewery Operations Director, John Cole, for a tour of the site and to hear about the latest business developments at the brewery.

This included a briefing on the recently announced £25 million investment into a new hard seltzer canning line, as well as the steps taken by the business to reduce carbon emissions and upgrades to its beer and cider packaging facilities to drive efficiencies.

In April of this year, Molson Coors became the first major brewer to make all of its products in the UK from 100% renewable electricity. The business also achieved its target of removing all single-use plastic from the packaging of major brands and has removed more than 700 tonnes of single-use plastic from UK operations since 2019.

Business Minister Paul Scully MP, said:

“The Government’s Hospitality Strategy is supporting the sector to build back better and greener from the pandemic and Molson Coors is leading by example, including through multi-million-pound investments in Burton and sustainability initiatives such as removing single-use plastics. It’s a great example of a British business seizing the clean, green opportunities ahead.”

Phil Whitehead, Managing Director, Western Europe at Molson Coors Beverage Company said:

“It was fantastic to be able to show the Business Minister the investments we’ve made at our Burton brewery and discuss how we’re working to overcome the challenges our sector has faced throughout the pandemic.

“This is a pivotal time for the beer and hospitality sector and with the Budget approaching we’ll continue to make the case for how, with the right support from government, our sector can be an engine for growth in Burton and every area of the UK.”



Notes to Editors

Please find images from Paul Scully MP’s visit to Burton brewery at the following link:

About Molson Coors

For over two centuries Molson Coors has been brewing beverages that unite people for all of life’s moments. In the UK and Ireland we now have four breweries, with our UK home in the renowned brewing town, Burton upon Trent, and a nearly 300-year-old cider press in Suffolk.

Molson Coors produces some of the most beloved and iconic beer brands ever made. While the company’s history is rooted in beer, Molson Coors offers a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle. Our growing beverage portfolio in the UK and Ireland includes Aspall Cyder, Atlantic, Cobra, Madri, Pravha, Staropramen, Rekorderlig and Three Fold, alongside popular favourites Coors, Carling – the UK’s number one selling lager, and the UK’s number one selling cask ale – Doom Bar.

Molson Coors Beverage Company is a publicly traded company that is traded on the New York and Canadian Stock Exchange (TAP). The company’s commitment to raising industry standards and leaving a positive imprint on our employees, consumers, communities and the environment is reflected in Our ImPrint and our 2025 sustainability targets. To learn more about Molson Coors Beverage Company, visit or on Twitter through @MolsonCoors.

Press release from Molson Coors