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Broughton Ales gets new owners

Broughton Ales, situated in the Scottish Borders, has been bought by drinks professionals David McGowan, Steve McCarney and John Hunt. The trio, all have  a wealth of drinks experience, as well as a passion for beer.

David McGowan has 25 years drinks industry experience having worked in senior sales and marketing positions with Diageo, and Scottish & Newcastle. Steve McCarney was most recently Portfolio Director European Wholesale at Heineken in Amsterdam while John Hunt has spent over twenty years in the drinks industry, most recently with Heineken in Amsterdam where he was Executive Director Global Strategy. Prior to this role, he was MD of Heineken’s Development Markets in Western Europe. 

McGowan takes on the role of General Manager while Steve McCarney takes responsibility for Marketing and John Hunt will be responsible for finance and strategy.

David McGowan said of the acquisition, “We are inheriting a wonderful range of beers, from traditional brands like Old Jock to the innovative Hopopotamus.

He continued, “We want to build on the reputation for quality, work with our customers, and ensure Broughton is at the forefront of Scotland’s beer resurgence.”

Broughton Brewery, which was founded in 1979, has in its portfolio Greenmantle Ale, Old Jock, Hopopotamus IPA and Blonde Lager.

Broughton Ales currently has six employees working in brewing, distribution, sales and administration.

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