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The Drinks Trust’s networking platform goes live

The Drinks Trust’s networking platform, The Drinks Community, has gone live, with over 700 UK drinks professionals having already signed up as members.

Having been beta tested for a month, the new platform is dedicated to creating connections and opportunities for drinks professionals in the UK.

The platform is a space where members of the industry can share knowledge on work and wellbeing and raise sector-specific questions. The Drinks Trust is hoping act as a bridge between disciplines, specialisms and product channels.

It is also a space for drinks professionals to support one another at a time when connection will be key to the recovery of the industry as lockdown restrictions are lifted.

The platform will help members grow and develop in their careers by offering access to advice via insightful articles, expert forums, videos and tips on how to improve your CV.

The Drinks Community will be the voice of drinks people, from the point of production to the point of sale.

“Together, we will create, curate and share the most relevant and exciting resources that will help to grow careers and connect more people across our vibrant industry,” The Drinks Trust’s chief executive, Ross Carter, said.

“We will offer the services and opportunities that will help our people become more skilled, ultimately making our sector stronger, smarter, more connected, more resilient and more diverse.

“First and foremost, The Drinks Community will exist to deliver on a genuine need within the drinks industry, particularly now, at a time when community will be central to the recovery of the drinks and hospitality sectors,” he added.

The Drinks Community will give members the chance to be a regular donator to The Drinks Trust. Membership levels will comprise Free Membership, £5 monthly donations and £10 monthly donations.

The Drinks Trust has also launched the Drinks Community Mentor Programme and is calling for applicants for both mentors and mentees on a rolling basis, with the next round of the programme launching in June 2021. To become a member of The Drinks Community, click here.

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