Brewery makes senior appointment

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Andrew Turner

St Austell Brewery has appointed Andrew Turner to the newly-created role of managing director of beer and brands.

Turner, currently trading director with Heineken UK, will join St Austell Brewery to lead the company’s own beer and wholesale drinks business.

Chief executive, Kevin Georgel, said: “I am delighted that Andy will be joining St Austell Brewery. With almost 20 years’ experience and success gained within Heineken UK, he brings the ideal experience, talents and personality to compliment the skills of the existing team, and to lead our beer and brands division into its next exciting chapter.”

Turner added: “I am absolutely thrilled to be joining St Austell Brewery – a wonderful family business which brews fantastic beers and runs great pubs, both of which are very close to my heart.

“It’s a really exciting time to join the business. I believe St Austell Brewery is very well placed to benefit from the resurgence in consumer interest in beer, coupled with the increasing importance of authenticity and community.

“I am very much looking forward to joining Kevin and the team and taking the business on to its next stage of growth.”