Are you a start-up owner operated drinks brand in your first 3 years of business? 

Are you based in the UK? 


Would you like to have the opportunity win a coaching package delivered by some of the drinks industry’s best business people to develop and drive your business over the next 12 months? 

The Brew//Drinks Business Accelerator is a competition which is all about supporting and encouraging start-ups. You could be a drinks brand or a clever hospitality related initiative. We will consider anything from craft beer to spirits, hard seltzers to no-lo. 


How to apply: 

Submit your application through a form below plus upload the required documents: 

The information we will require is as follows: 

  • Company name: 

  • Date established: 

  • Founders and key stakeholders: 

  • Why did you start your business? 

  • What product or service have you created? 

  • What is your big mission? 

  • Please upload a PDF business plan presentation to include a full deck telling us all about your business, its founders, the products you produce, a commercial forecast and a brand plan to cover the next 24 months. 



  • All entries will be assessed & marked by our judging team 

  • Three entries will be invited to exhibit free at BrewLDN – if you have already paid for your stand we will give you your 2023 stand FOC 

  • If you are not chosen, feedback on your entry submission is possible after the BrewLDN shows via one of our judges 


At the show – judging: 

  • You will be giving away 25ml tasters on the trade day, but during the consumer sessions all drinks are chargeable & your revenue at the show counts to your marks 

  • We will require proof of sales at the event – this is 50% of the overall mark

  • You will have an interview with our team of judges on the Friday morning in a private area where you have the opportunity to present your brand, your business & your product in full over 45 mins – this is 50% of the overall mark 

  • The judge will also be considering how you have used the BrewLDN opportunity to promote and build your brand over social media, marketing and sales channels



  • Mid-June - winner announced and programme of support begins

  • Each of our judges offers a coaching session each month which is agreed & delivered in agreement with the winner. This can be over video, phone, or in person. 


Application Requirements: 

  • You must be owner operated

  • You must be based in the UK 

  • You have been established no more than 3 years

  • You cannot have any 25% or more shareholding that is held by a corporate entity 

  • You must be pre crowdfunding or investment raising 



Good luck we look forward to seeing your applications and welcoming the winners to the UK’s biggest Craft beer trade show. 


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