MEET THE TEAM

DAVID McGOWAN

DAVID McGOWAN

BREWERY OWNER

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

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

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

GREGOR BUTCHERT

ASSISTANT BREWER

This is oor Gregor. Gregor is the assistant brewer and he was the creator of our 0% alcohol beers this year and also many of our fabulous seasonal brews. When he’s not brewing, he spends his time hill-walking around the Scottish Borders or diving into a good movie. Also in his spare time, he takes his brewing that step further in creating beer cocktail recipes.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Session IPA

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SCOTT ERSKINE

BREWERY ASSISTANT

Scott works in the brewery team and helps out with everything from the mash tun to delivering orders.

Away from the brewery, he is a true petrol head and loves motorsports, taking part in Rally’s & Formula E racing. He drives a Renault Clio. (only joking Scott)

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO Proper IPA

DANNY RAE

BREWERY ASSISTANT/KARAOKE LEGEND

Danny work in the brewery team and is on hand to assist Ian & Gregor 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, playing football and organizing the local poker nights.

FAVOURITE BEER: WEE JOCK

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

CATRIONA SUMPSTER

ACCOUNTS & SALES ADMINISTRATOR

Catriona works in the office keeping the accounts & invoicing up to date, and in between she’s there to serve customers in the shop, keeping the beer flowing to our local beer lovers.

She is a CAMRA member and spends lots of her free time visiting real ale pubs with her husband where she’s known to enjoy a beer or three… With a love of gardening & cooking, her Old Jock Winter Stew is a favourite among her friends

FAVOURITE BEER: STOUT JOCK

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 5 dogs, 8 alpacas & 55 sheep to look after.

FAVOURITE BEER: HOPO 6.2 IPA

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… This year she summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. And yes, she did deserve a beer after that!

FAVOURITE BEER: STOUT JOCK

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

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.
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

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.