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THATCHERS UNVEILS A NEW TV COMMERCIAL FOR 2019

Entitled Race Car and featuring the Thatchers “spokesperson” first introduced in the Somerset cidermaker’s 2017 Hot Air Balloon ad, the commercial follows an unexpectedly slow race car driving through some iconic West Country landmarks.

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Cider makers bring cheer to Westminster

Gordon Johncox, the chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM) and the chief executive of Aston Manor Cider, addressed MPs, government officials and industry figures to outline a British success story in need of support.

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Celebrating the History of Great British Cider

The NACM has been working with the Cider Museum in Hereford to look at some of their wonderful artefacts linked to the history of cider making in the UK. Cider has been enjoyed for hundreds of years and the Cider Museum holds a vast collection of items linked to the...

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Turning London’s fruit waste into community-made beverages

An innovative community cider press run by national charity, The Orchard Project, is on track to hit its target of rescuing 20 tonnes of waste fruit and turning it into scrumptious cider and juice by the end of the year. The neglected, surplus fruit is donated and...

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CIDER DUTY FROZEN IN THE BUDGET

We are very grateful that the Chancellor has announced that cider duty will again be frozen in today’s Budget.  UK cider makers are under tremendous pressure and whilst we had asked for a reduction in duty, we are pleased that he has listened to our concerns and...

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THATCHERS SCOOPS NATIONAL AWARD FOR ITS YOUNG TALENT PROGRAMME

Thatchers Cider has won a national award, the prestigious “IGD Award for Employability”, for its Young Talent Programme. The Thatchers Young Talent Programme is in its first full year and has just seen 17 apprentices and graduates start work with the Somerset-based...

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FAIRER TREATMENT FOR CIDER CALL AHEAD OF THE AUTUMN BUDGET

With the Autumn Budget just over a week away, the NACM has been talking to MPs to gain support for better treatment for cider. The new duty band for mid-strength cider will come into effect from 1st February 2019 and the new duty rate for ciders between 6.9% and 7.5%...

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NACM opens membership to any UK cider maker

We are pleased to announce that from September 2018, membership of the association is open to any UK cider maker. Members agree to the following: -  That they meet the criteria laid out in the associations Members’ Agreement -  That they will abide by the NACM Code of...

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NACM Welcomes New Chairman, Gordon Johncox from Aston Manor

Gordon Johncox, the chief executive of Aston Manor Cider, has been named as the new chair of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM). Addressing members of the NACM and attendees at the All Party Parliamentary Cider Group (APPCG) on Tuesday 11 September,...

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