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Guild Member Profile

Daisy Turnell

Freelance Marketing Consultant | Beer Judge
  • Full member
  • beer-writer
  • beer-judge
  • blogger
  • consultant
  • writing
  • North East
  • mcim-(chartered-institute-of-marketing)
  • beer-academy-adv
  • beer-academy-found
  • beer-judging-exp
  • how-to-judge-beer
  • beer & cider academy: foundation course
  • advanced course
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • events
  • marketing
  • social-media
  • branding

What is the one thing you'd like to tell visitors to the Guild's website?

I’m passionate about promoting beer, pubs, and the people who work in the industry, and set up Craft Beer Newcastle back in 2016 to share what’s happening in beer in the North East of England. Any profits made from Craft Beer Newcastle are donated to East End Women – a charity and food bank in Newcastle upon Tyne.

I work as a freelance marketing consultant, specialising in beer/hospitality marketing, social media, and events.

Pieces of work by Daisy:

  • Vaux Appoints New Head Brewer

    VAUX brewery in Sunderland has hired new Head Brewer Les Stoker to manage all aspects of brewing at their Monk Street site.

    The new iteration of VAUX started back in 2019 when Steven Smith got chatting to an old school friend, Michael Thompson. A beloved brand name in Sunderland for almost 200 years until its closure in 1999, the pair wanted to respect the VAUX name and bring it back to life, but make it relevant to the new Sunderland that had emerged since the brewery closed. There was then further interest from another local guy, as architect and TV presenter George Clarke loved their vision to move such an iconic Sunderland brand forward that he also invested in the company.

  • Right on Tyne

    Newcastle’s reputation as a night spot is close to outright infamy, and anyone who’s been to The Gate on a Saturday night will confirm this reputation can be well deserved.

    But the city is also home to some of the best pubs, bars, restaurants and craft producers in the region, not to mention the friendliest people you’ll find anywhere. So, even if you’re only making a flying visit, here are five bars that, as a beer lover, you can’t afford to miss

  • New Taproom for Cheviot Brewery

    Between the Scottish Borders and the Cheviot Hills, you’ll find the picturesque estates of Ford & Etal. Nestled in between these two stunning Northumberland villages lies the home of Cheviot Brewery, set up in 2017 by Pete Nash, Jonathan Hodgson, and Neil Baker.

    The brewery has progressed a great deal during the past three years. Along with taking over The Black Bull at Etal (the only thatched pub in Northumberland), the team has been working hard during recent months, brewing their 100th gyle this week, and getting ready to launch their brand new taproom, which opens to the public this Sunday (30th August).