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27th June 2016

Guild of Beer Writers thanks outgoing Secretary – Two join Guild committee



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The British Guild of Beer Writers’ long-standing Secretary, Adrian Tierney Jones, stood down from the post at the organisation’s recent AGM, where two new committee members were elected.
Tierney Jones served as the Guild’s Secretary for 11 years, during which time its membership has grown from around 170 to 250. Chairman Tim Hampson said, “Adrian has done a fantastic job. Not only has the Guild expanded in numbers during his tenure, its scale of activity and its reputation have grown beyond recognition.
“His hard work made an impact across many aspects of the Guild, particularly its membership, as he encouraged and mentored many of today’s most successful beer writers in their early careers.”
As a mark of their gratitude to Tierney Jones, the Guild presented him with the three volumes of Barnard’s ‘Notable Breweries of Great Britain and Ireland’, published in 1899.
Also at the AGM, members elected the Guild committee to serve for the next 12 months. Tim Hampson was returned as Chairman and Paul Nunny as Treasurer, while the five current committee members were re-elected, and joined by two newcomers: Neil Walker, PR & marketing manager at the Society of Independent Brewers and Susanna Forbes, beer and cider writer at Imbibe magazine.
The five members continuing to serve on the committee are: Frances Brace, Matt Curtis, Paul Hegarty, Robert Humphreys and Ros Shiel.
Caption to attached image: Adrian Tierney Jones (centre), outgoing Secretary of the British Guild of Beer Writers receives a leaving gift on behalf of the members from Chairman Tim Hampson (left) and Treasurer Paul Nunny (right).
Notes to editors

The British Guild of Beer Writers was formed in 1988 to help spread the word about beers, brewing and pubs. With around 250 members, its mission is “to improve the standards of beer writing and improve the public knowledge of beer and pubs.” Its members include the cream of the country’s beer media experts – be they journalists, authors, producers, photographers, illustrators or PR people. Supporters of the Guild include: brewers, pub companies, and many suppliers associated with the brewing trade.

Issued by: British Guild of Beer Writers

Further information: Ros Shiel: / 07841 694137
Tim Hampson: / 07768 614283