MEET THE TEAM

 
 

DAVID McGOWAN

BREWERY OWNER: Veni, Vedi et cerviciam

David works in the sales & operations side of the business but does a bit of everything like the rest of the team. Although we have yet to find him digging out the mash tun…

Away from the brewery he’s a keen footie supporter and avid beer drinker. But he calls it ‘research’. David is also a trustee for Scotland’s oldest drinks charity, the BEN.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Proper IPA

 
 
 
John Hunt

JOHN HUNT

BREWERY OWNER

John is our finance guru and keeps us all on our toes bringing new brew ideas for customers here and overseas.

When he’s away from the brewery he enjoys walking his greyhounds and travelling around the world sampling the local beer of course.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Blonde Lager

 
 
 
Ian Smith

IAN SMITH

MASTER BREWER

Ian is our Master Brewer and has been brewing at Broughton for over 35 years.

When he’s not busy brewing, he enjoys going to the pub and spending time with his family. He also likes to enjoy a spot of fishing where he relishes in the peace & quiet!

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO 6.2 IPA

 
 
Danny Rae

DANNY RAE

BREWERY ASSISTANT/KARAOKE LEGEND

Danny works in the brewery team and is on hand to assist Ian & Iain in all that they do. Danny’s voice is the one you’ll hear singing as soon as you step through the brewery doors…
Outside of work, Danny enjoys spending time with friends & family, walking his dogs and is a huge snooker fan.

FAVOURITE BEER: Wee Jock

 
 
Ian Miller

IAIN MILLER

BREWERY ASSISTANT

Iain works in the brewing team making sure that all our fantastic beers are made properly. His vast knowledge about beer extends from previous work in various pubs. 
 
FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Session IPA
 
 
 
 Andrew Reid
 

ANDREW REID

BREWERY ASSISTANT

Andrew joins us in 2021 from the Scottish Malt Whiskey Society and has a keen interest in distilling. He has taken this one step further by pursuing a career with us in brewing. Before long he will be a maestro at brewing.
 
FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Proper IPA
 
 
Kate Thompson

KATE THOMPSON

OFFICE MANAGER

Anyone visiting the brewery over the years knows Kate as she has been working there for so long, she is now one of the fixtures and fittings!
Kate tries to always be happy in her office role and remains calm under stress, although she claims to be more like the swan gliding on the water but frantically paddling underneath…
Her many years of service are now being published in a book which she is writing “Carry on Brewing”. Should be on the shelves next year.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOP0% Alcohol Free Malt Drink

 
 
David Alcorn

DAVID ALCORN

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

David works between the office & the brewery and he is responsible for getting your beer orders to you. (some may say this is the most important job!)
Outside of sending your beer to you he keeps busy on the weekends showing his prize-winning dogs at shows all over the country. He has 10 dogs, 3 alpacas & 25 sheep to look after.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO 6.2 IPA

 
Cheryl Anson holding Stout Jock or Scottish Oatmeal Stout

CHERYL ANSON

SALES MANAGER

Cheryl is our Sales Manager and keeps herself busy with all things sales & marketing in the business.

When she’s not travelling around the country selling beer, you’ll find her teaching yoga, enjoying time with friends and climbing the odd mountain… Last year she summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. And yes, she did deserve a beer after that!

FAVOURITE BEER: Stout Jock

 
 
Anne Otto

ANNE OTTO

SALES BRAND AMBASSADOR

Anne is our Brand Ambassador and takes care of our telesales. It’s her chirpy voice you hear on a Monday morning as she calls you at the pub for your beer order.
Away from the pubs & brewery, Anne enjoys spending time with her family and keeps herself busy organising community projects in her village.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Blonde Craft Lager

 

 
Jimmy

JIMMY

DRIVER & ALL THINGS BREWERY

Jimmy is our driver and he’s the one you’ll all know. He’s been delivering Broughton beer for over 20 years and is know in pubs throughout Scotland. Jimmy retired in 2021 but remains part of the Broughton family.
Strong as an ox with a heart just as big, outside of work Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family and friends.

FAVOURITE BEER: OLD JOCK

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Contact Broughton Brewery

Please be aware that our on site brewery store is currently closed due to COVID-19.
If you are local to the area and would like to arrange a click & collect order, please call the number above.