Cains – the Liverpool-based brewer and pub operator – is yet to hear from its bankers about its future. But today, chief executive Sudarghara Dusanj implored the Bank of Scotland to take the “long term” view. He told M&C Report: “We still have not heard from them. All we are asking the bank to do is to try and get past the short term and to take a more long term view of the situation. “There are a lot of improvements that we can still make which can turn this business around. Having said that I am offering no excuses – it is up to us to make things better.” The trade union Unite has now come out in support of the brewery. The union, which represents 35 workers at the brewery, is concerned the jobs of its members will be at risk if the bank does not offer support. Franny Joyce, Unite’s regional official, said: “We are concerned the banks may go running for cover. We have no doubt that when the economy picks up in the future, if allowed to do so, this robust business will continue to be successful.” Cains is also the subject of a winding-up order from HM Revenue & Customs about unpaid tax and needs the approval of its bankers, Bank of Scotland, to meet an agreed payment plan. The brewer lost £4.6m in the six months to April.