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Working at AG Barr PLC

What we do

We make, move, market and sell some of the UK's best loved soft drinks brands.

A.G. BARR has been in the business of quenching the nation’s thirst since 1875, creating and selling some of the UK’s best-loved soft drinks in the process.

It was our former Chairman Robin Barr's great grandfather Robert Barr who first established a soft drinks business at our first factory at Burnfoot Lane in Falkirk.

A second Barr soft drinks business was established in Glasgow in 1887 by Robert Barr's son, Robert Fulton Barr.

His business was taken over by his brother Andrew Greig Barr (from whom the company gets its name) five years later in 1892, when Robert decided to move to Ireland.

In 1901 both Barr soft drinks businesses, Robert Barr Falkirk and A.G.Barr and Co. Glasgow, jointly launched their original recipe IRON BREW.

The phonetic spelling IRN-BRU was introduced in 1947 following concern over proposed changes to food labelling regulations.

IRN-BRU has since gone on to become the much loved and popular brand that it is today.

As well as IRN-BRU our range of popular soft drinks brands includes Tizer, D'N'B, KA, Barr flavour range, Barr's Originals, Strathmore spring water, St Clements juice drinks, Simply juice drinks, Sun exotic and Rubicon exotic juice drinks.

In addition to our own brands, we have exciting partnerships with third party brand owners. We have an exclusive licence from the US company Rockstar Inc. to promote and distribute Rockstar Energy in the UK, Ireland and extending into Scandanavia.

We also have an exclusive licence from Snapple Beverages Corp (a subsidiary of the Dr Pepper Snapple Group) to promote and distribute Snapple in the UK and certain other EU territories.

Our most recent acquisition, Funkin Limited, takes the Group into a new sector of cocktail mixers.

It's all about the people who work for us.

What you'll get

  • FinancialDefined contribution pension scheme, generous employer contribution
  • FinancialShare ownership schemes
  • FinancialProfit sharing bonus scheme
  • FinancialLife assurance
  • Holiday & travel33 days' annual holiday entitlement
  • Holiday & travelFlexible holiday scheme allowing the option to buy or sell holidays
  • Deals & discountsDiscounted products
  • Corporate social responsibilityWorking in partnership with MacMillan Cancer Support

Who you'll work with

It's all about the people who work for us.

Our skilled, loyal and committed people are critical to the future success of the Company and we continually invest in our employees to increase their skills, develop their talent and support the delivery of our ambitious business objectives.

We believe in creating the right environment to develop successful careers at A.G. BARR and we work with employees to help them deliver their personal, team and business goals.

We also gained Investors in People Silver Accreditation in 2013 demonstrating that we are deeply committed to the development of our people.

Opportunities to work with us come up on a regular basis, and you’ll find more information on our vacancies page.

As an employee of the Company, you’ll be entitled to many of the benefits you would expect from a company of our size and status including We offer a defined contribution Pension Scheme that offers a wide range of benefits for employees.


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