Mark Harding joins Butcombe Brewery

Butcombe Brewery has appointed Mark Harding as Operations Director in what is a new role for the Bristol-based company.

The new role will see Mark lead key projects across logistics and production to facilitate growth expected by the business.

Mark brings a wealth of experience not only from his previous role as Sales Director at Bath Ales, but also from his time spent at Weston’s cider and Smiles Brewery.

Mark said, “I’ve watched Butcombe grow and develop as a business over the years and can see what a progressive company it has become. It’s clear there is collective vision throughout the team for the future of the business, and I’m thrilled to be embarking on the journey as part of the team.”

Geraint Williams, Managing Director of Butcombe Brewery said, “This is a pivotal role within our Directors team. We welcome Mark to Butcombe. We have a clear vision to be the leading brewery in the south west and our production and logistics strategy is pivotal to achieving that goal. Mark has significant knowledge of our region and the industry as a whole, and his experience will be invaluable to the rest of the team.”

Emmy Webster said, “Mark said, “I’ve watched Butcombe grow and develop as a business over the years and can see what a progressive company it has become. It’s clear there is collective vision throughout the team for the future of the business, and I’m thrilled to be embarking on the journey as part of the team.”

Mark Crowther, Chief Executive of Liberation Group, which owns Butcombe Brewery, commented, “Mark’s appointment comes at an important time for the Group. We have made no secret of our aspirations to extend our reach in the UK, building on the incredibly successful model we have established in the Channel Islands. As a highly successful regional brewer, production and distribution are crucial elements in the success of our longer term business plan and the appointment of Mark Harding is an important step towards delivering our objectives.”

Mark took up his role on Monday 3rd October. Ends

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Contact Emmy Webster

T: 01934 863963 M: 07392 081595 E: emmy@butcombe.com

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