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28th March 2022

Tears of hoppy joy as Faram’s wins Best Supplier Associate again

Charles Faram team accepts the award from James Calder SIBA CEO at the ceremony in Liverpool

Charles Faram has been awarded with Best Supplier Associate in the SIBA Business Awards 2022. The team were blown away when they found out that 31 UK brewers had taken the time to write nomination applications.

“Every time BeerX comes around we hope we will get a nomination and that our customers will vote for us. As a supplier it is the only competition we get entered in so to hear that we have been put through to the final is a wonderful feeling; to then be sat in the crowd and hear that we have won is just incredible! We put a lot of effort into looking after our customers and pride ourselves on being a friendly, caring team so to hear that brewers have written in and voted based on the efforts we have made during the year just fills me and the team with pride. A massive thank-you to the team for all their hard work and our customers for voting for us. It really is a special feeling.”, said Paul Corbett, Charles Faram Managing Director.

Charles Faram were out in force at BeerX and excitedly awaited the announcements providing a wall of bright pink t-shirts in the audience at the ceremony in Liverpool on 16th March.

“It was a fabulous feeling getting back to BeerX to see everyone again.  Then to win this award and see how many nominations there were was just incredible.  We’re all so proud, more motivated than ever and even more in-love with our customers.” Charlie Gorham – Charles Faram PR & Marketing Manager.

The 2022 win was the third in a row for Charles Faram.  They also won the first ever SIBA Business Award for Best Supplier Associate in 2011.

To check out the written nominations go to



  • Find out more about Charles Faram and their range of hop varieties and products at or contact them directly on +44 (0)1905 830734.
  • Charles Faram have been hop suppliers for over 150 years, so they’ve got a lot of hop history.  Charles Faram Hop Merchants and Factors has one of the largest range of hop varieties available from stock in their temperature controlled hop storage warehouses in both nitrogen flushed leaf hops and Type 90 (T90) pellets.

Varieties come from the UK, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Slovenia, New Zealand and the USA. Faram’s provides an artist’s palette of flavours to create every type and style of beer from the traditional varieties to exciting new developmental varieties from Faram’s own breeding and development programme.

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  • SIBA, the Society of Independent Brewers, was established in 1980 to represent the interests of the growing number of independent breweries in Britain.

SIBA currently represents around 830 independent craft breweries and our vision is ‘to deliver the future of British beer’ as the ‘voice of British independent Brewing’.

As well representing our independent craft brewing members in the press and lobbying government on behalf of brewers, SIBA also run regional and national independent beer awards for cask, keg, bottled and canned beers, host regional meetings for the benefit of members as well as the UK’s biggest beer & brewing trade event BeerX UK in Liverpool.

Press release from Charles Faram

Contact: Charlie Gorham, 07506 752762