|Fisherrow Brewery: The People|
The Brewery Staff
David Murray Chief Executive
David has a Postgraduate Diploma in Brewing and Distilling from Heriot-Watt Univeristy which he earned in 1987. He joined Courage as a Graduate Trainee and worked on the state-of-the art plant at the group's New Reading Brewery. He returned to Edinburgh to become Quality Assurance Manager at Sherriff's, a beer finings manufacturer. He then worked as Sales Manager for Stag Chemicals before setting up his own company, David Murray Chemicals, in 1993. He spent two years as Production Director at another local microbrewery before setting up Fisherrow Brewery with Iain and Karen.
Iain Turnbull Production and Distribution Director
Iain started in the Brewing Industry as a Western Area Trainee with the Courage Group in October 1967. He was trained in all aspects of the business and appointed a Junior Shift Brewer in early 1968. He was placed in a number of the group's breweries, which ranged from the large and ultra-modern plant at Reading all the way to the the small, antiquated and now closed breweries in Newport and Devonport. He moved on, becoming Quality Control Brewer with S.A. Brain in Cardiff until 1973, when he left following an internal re-organisation. He started a successful sales career. He returned to brewing in the early 1990s and has been involved in a number of microbreweries, including Reckless Eric's in Pontypridd. In his little spare time, Iain researches Bragote, an ancient Welsh beer, and has discovered enough to re-create it.
Karen Hetherington Brewer and Director
An enthusiastic homebrewer, Karen taught herself full-mash brewing to save money while earning a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Archaeology from the University of Bradford. Much of her working life has been spent in design and publishing, starting on a bilingual Chinese magazine in Manchester and continuing on to a diverse range of unusual publications. Her interests collided two years ago, when she was asked to produce a last-minute pump clip for a microbrewery. She has since produced dozens of pump clips and is responisble for Fisherrow's distinctive logo, stationery, web site and point-of-sale material.
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