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Guild Member Profile

Mike Hampshire

Tour Operator
  • Full member
  • Yorkshire and Humber
  • beer and cider academy beer foundation course
  • beer and cider academy beer advanced course

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

I am a multi award-winning Tour Operator, running guided tours in Leeds. Tours focus on the city’s great pub and brewing heritage and its modern culture today. The tours have been named ‘Specialist Tour Company of the Year’ for Yorkshire in 2020, 2022-23 and 2023-24.

I am also the current Guild Secretary.

In my past I have organised independent beer festivals, operated my own pub, helped run a brewery, successfully campaigned for Government policy change working alongside major national industry bodies, and I am the former Chair for the Leeds branch of CAMRA.

I have appeared in both regional and national media to discuss industry topics, including live interviews on BBC National TV News, and regularly on BBC Radio Leeds, plus written pieces in local industry media.