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17th March 2015

Butcombe strengthens team structure for national push


Butcombe Brewery has announced important changes to its senior team as the company continues to develop a national presence for its range of award-winning ales and ciders.

Martin Holland has become National Sales Director, with responsibility for all multiple business across both the On and Off Trade. Over the last four years Martin has focused on building Butcombe’s bottled business with supermarkets and wholesalers. Martin Love remains as Sales Director for all Butcombe’s Free Trade business, and will spearhead the imminent move into full composite wholesaling.

Steve Phillips re-joins the company to work alongside Martin Holland as National Account Manager. Steve previously spent eight years at Butcombe helping to build business through pubs across the West Country, before a short spell with Heineken.

The new team will focus on developing business across both On and Off Trade through national and regional pub companies, regional brewers, wholesalers, as well as supermarkets, convenience stores and cash and carry outlets.

Guy Newell, Managing Director of Butcombe Brewery said, ‘Martin and Steve are both extremely knowledgeable about our business, and the regional and wider national markets. Their combined experience will be significant in helping us achieve our ambition to become the major regional brewer in the West Country, with a national presence.’ Ends

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Photograph shows Steve Phillips (L) and Martin Holland at Butcombe Brewery
Notes to editors

In 2005, Butcombe constructed the largest new-build brewery in the UK for the past 35 years and prides itself on being one of the most efficient and energy-conserving breweries in the UK. It is capable of producing 50,000 barrels of beer a year.

Butcombe’s core range of cask-ale beers includes: Butcombe Bitter, Adam Henson’s Rare Breed Pale Ale and Butcombe Gold as well as a range of seasonal and World Beers.

There are 32 people in the team at Butcombe – 18 in production and distribution, and 14 covering all other aspects of running the brewery and a 19-strong managed pub estate. Long Ashton Cider Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Butcombe Brewery Ltd which produces two highly successful brands, Ashton Press Cider and Ashton Still Traditional.

Butcombe is part of The Liberation Group

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