House of Commons
Diversity in the brewing and distilling industry
EDM #641
Tabled 22 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House welcomes the announcement of a new partnership between Heriot-Watt University and Glasgow-based brewer, Brewgooder which aims to encourage more Black, Asian and minority ethnic students to develop a career in brewing and distilling; understands that a bursary programme will begin in the summer of 2021, with the aim of improving diversity in the brewing industry; notes that each successful student will receive £2,000 each year from Brewgooder for a total of four years whilst studying on the BSc (Hons) Brewing and Distilling course based at the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University; further notes that the International Centre for Brewing and Distilling was the home of Scotland’s first black professor, Sir Geoff Palmer, who taught cereal science at the university and who is a celebrated and ardent campaigner for human rights and racial equality; and looks forward to a new generation of brewers and distillers truly representing Scotland’s multicultural diversity.