Our Team

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Our Team

Will Freeland - Head Brewer/Director

Will has an excellent reputation in the industry for producing award winning ale. He has gained vast experience having previously worked for over 10 years as Head Brewer of Skinners Brewery based in Cornwall. Will’s priority is to continue brewing award winning beer of the highest quality.

Mark Salmon - Director

Mark has over 15 years experience as the Managing Director of SSG, a well established training and consultancy company based in Plymouth. Mark’s main aim is to ensure that the brewery’s ambitious and exciting plans are achieved.

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Peter Salmon - Sales and Marketing Director

Peter previously worked as an advertising executive in London and prior to this achieved a Masters Degree in Marketing and Management at Loughborough University. Peter works on all aspects of the marketing mix and his priority is to ensure that all customers continue to receive the highest levels of customer service.

Janet Collins - Administration Manager

Janet has previously worked in a variety of administrative roles, both locally and abroad. She is a key member of the team and her responsibilities include managing the administration and finance side of the business.

Andy Benjafield - Event Manager/Sales

Andy’s main responsibility is liaising with customers to ensure that they are receiving the highest levels of customer service.  Andy also has an important role to play in the running and setting up of Bays events.

Gavyn Webber - Sales Advisor

Gavyn has over 15 years experience in the industry. His role involves developing our customer base across the South West as well as maintaining the highest levels of customer service in the industry.

Steve Eastley - Brewer

Steve has over twenty years manufacturing experience with local companies to include Bookham Technology and AVX Ltd. In addition to brewing beer, Steve’s role involves ensuring the smooth running of machinery in the brewery.

Simon Whitehead-Coyle - Brewer

Simon’s role at the brewery is to help the head brewer in all areas of production and also to assist with deliveries. Conveniently, Simon’s main hobby is home brewing of beer and wine!

Andy Hatch - Delivery Driver

Andy joined us in February 2010 and has fast become an integral part of the delivery team.  Andy manages the delivery team and assists the admin team with route planning and logistics.

Scott Turner - Delivery Driver

Scott joined us in July 2013 and is now a key member of our delivery team.  He also manages the distribution of point of sale material as well as ensuring all customers receive the highest levels of customer service.

Dave Wood - Delivery Driver

Dave joined the brewery in March 2016 and is responsible for delivering the end product to customers. Dave also makes sure that all our customers have all the point of sale that they need.

Colin Pottinger - Delivery Driver

Colin joined us in June 2016 and his role involves delivering and collecting stock, cleaning casks as well as assisting in a number of other brewery duties

Jo Pottinger - Admin Assistant

Jo brings a vast amount of experience to the company after working for the UK’s second largest brewer for 10 years. Jo assists the admin team as well as providing support with logistics and deliveries.

Aaron Beecham – Sales Advisor

Aaron has a varied role – he assists with telesales liaising with clients on a regular basis ensuring they are happy!  He also supports the admin team, the events team and manages the online shop.