HEINEKEN is the UK’s leading cider and beer producer and the name behind iconic drinks brands such as Strongbow, Bulmers, Heineken®, Foster’s, Kronenbourg 1664 and Desperados, together with a full range of speciality brands.
We employ around 2,000 people across our 8 sites in the UK. We have breweries, cider plants and offices in Edinburgh, Livingston, Tadcaster, Manchester, London, Hereford and Ledbury.
More than 90% of our beer sold in the UK is brewed in the UK and we are a major supporter of British agriculture, sourcing 100% of our malt and barley for our UK brewed beer from UK farms and maltsters. Around 30% of all UK apples are used to produce our ciders.
HEINEKEN is a passionate supporter of the great British pub. Since 2010, HEINEKEN has invested £600m in developing our pub business including purchasing 918 great British pubs from Royal Bank of Scotland. Today, through our Star Pubs & Bars business we own a nationwide estate of around 1,100 high quality invested pubs.
The Helen Foundation was launched in January 2006 as a living memorial to Helen Elizabeth Kirk, aged 24, who tragically died after a road accident on 26 December 2005.