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1st October 2019

New members joining the Guild

Welcome to the following new Full members of the Guild. We now number more than 300 writers, bloggers, broadcasters, photographers, publishers, PRs, marketeers, trainers, tour guides and others in the world of beer and pubs.  If you know anyone who you think would be interested in joining the Guild, please direct them to Membership Secretary, Annabel Smith: or to our online application form.

James Dowdeswell: published author of The Pub Manifesto: A Comedian Stands Up For Pubs (CAMRA Books) and a professional stand-up comedian. In August 2019, James performed a short run of James Dowdeswell: Above A Pub, a comedy show about growing up in a pub and pub culture, on the Camden Fringe.

Ahmed ElAmin: experienced journalist and co-founder of Beer Idiots ( is a Belgian-based online publication report on the people, passion and culture in beer with humour.

Richard Molloy: freelance journalist, blogger and columnist for Inapub magazine. Richard has more than 25 years of experience as a publican, 18 as a director of a pub co and six years as a director of a microbrewery.

Natasha Najm: experienced PR in the food and drink sector, currently working as a freelance consultant to specialist agency R&R Teamwork working on Innis & Gunn, among other clients.

Clare Pope: experienced PR consultant and copywriter, representing a number of organisations in the food, drink and hospitality sector including Kent Life Heritage Farm Park, SHUFL shuffleboard and recently promoted Shepherd Neame’s contract beer brands Asahi and Samuel Adams.

Tom Powell: journalist at Square Up Media, working as Beer Editor for London food title Foodism, writing and commission beer features print magazines, as well as creating content for a monthly beer newsletter, and host events and tastings.