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Guild Member Profile

Rachel Auty

She/ her
Head of Marketing at Brew York Limited
  • Full member
  • Marketeer
  • Yorkshire and Humber
  • events
  • marketing
  • social-media
  • pr

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I am a marketing leader, brand and communications strategist who has worked extensively across the beer industry. I currently work as Head of Marketing at Brew York Limited.

I have more than 24 years’ marketing and business experience underpinned by formal qualifications in marketing, leadership and management. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing – the highest rank for the most experienced senior strategic marketing professionals.

I founded beer equality social enterprise, Women On Tap CIC in 2017. To date, I have shaped and delivered six years of WOTFEST, a festival of beer and arts designed to celebrate women in beer and tackle sexism in the industry. In 2021 I was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) for my work to positively raise the profile of women in beer.

In 2021 I founded the first ever Harrogate Beer Week – a town-wide celebration of Harrogate’s beer, local brewing heritage, and beer in the community.

I have been a member of The British Guild of Beer Writers (BGBW) for a number of years, and in 2021 I won BGBW Best Beer Writer, Regional Media silver award. In addition, Women On Tap CIC was shortlisted in the BGBW Best Beer Writer, Corporate Communications category in 2019, 2020, and 2021.