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19th December 2022

Cask Marque are pleased to announce two new Directors joining their Board

Cask Marque are pleased to announce two new Directors joining their Board.

Martyn Cozens – On Trade Director at Molson Coors

Martyn has spent over 30 years in the industry and has cross functional experience at senior levels in procurement, sales and marketing and mergers and acquisitions.  This led to Martyn leading and completing the acquisition of Sharps brewery and the Doombar brand in 2011 and he assumed overall responsibility for the business.

““I am pleased to be joining the Cask Marque Board to have the opportunity to help reinvigorate the Cask category and to focus upon beer quality more generally, something that is critical to the success of our sector!

Andrew Turner – Chief Operating Office for St Austell brewery and responsible for the St Austell beer business in addition to its 177 strong pub estate.

Prior to joining the company Andrew spent 20 years with Heineken covering senior commercial roles in marketing and was latterly the Trading Director.

“I am pleased to be joining Cask Marque and playing a part in shaping the future of cask, re-energising the category and help to continue to raise the bar on quality standards right across the industry.”

Paul Nunny, Founder of Cask Marque welcomed the new appointments “These additions to the Board will be joining an already challenging group of people which includes Francis Patton – Director of SIBA, Suzanne Baker – Commercial Director of Stonegate, Clive Chesser – CEO of Punch, Matt Starbuck – Managing Director, Brewing and Brands at Green king and Keith Bott – Director of Titanic Brewery.  Cask exists in a challenging market place but has an important role to play in being the only beer unique to the British pub.”

Editor Notes

Cask Marque

  • Cask Marque was formed as a non profit making organisation in 1998 to promote beer quality and in particular, cask.
  • Cask Marque has over 8,000 pubs in the accreditation scheme.
  • Pubs need to pass two inspections each year by a qualified assessor to retain their accreditation as well as achieve a 4/5 star rating on their cellar.
  • The Cask Marque plaque is recognised by 77% of cask ale drinkers (You Gov Survey)
  • The free CaskFinder app is used 60,000 times a month to find Cask Marque pubs.
  • The CaskFinder app includes the World’s Biggest Ale Trail and has 10,000 ale trailers.
  • With the support of the National Brewers Cask Marque as developed an elearning programme for bar staff to improve the consumer experience of beer.

Press release from Cask Marque.

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