The Workers Beer Company runs bars at events in the UK and Ireland. We have been operating since 1986 and during this time have worked at most of the major festivals including Glastonbury, Reading, Leeds, Latitude, Longtitude, Electric Picnic, Slane Castle and the Fleadhs.
We introduced a new concept into festival bars by recruiting volunteers from grass roots organisations, to fund raise for their campaigns, causes and organisations. We now trade as Events, Bars and Catering and still hold to the volunteer model of serving pints at some festivals including Glastonbury. As the market has changed so have we, and we now have a hybrid model using either volunteers or top-flight agency staff depending on the event.
Using either model we aim to give opportunties, especially to young people, to gain skills, knowlege and confidence to work in the events industry.