Our Team


Susan Young

Owner / Editor

Publisher Susan Young has nearly 30 years experience editing magazines. Prior to that, she spent a decade working in Public Relations and Events dealing with clients as diverse as Cumbernauld Development Agency, Glasgow City Council, Celtic FC and James Burrough Distillers.

She founded the business in 1989 and started publishing DRAM in 1992 and was Editor until 2018. Twenty-five years ago she also launched Scotland’s first ever trade awards – which were rebranded the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards three years ago. Other publications in the stable include The Wee DRAM, Scotland’s first dedicated whisky magazine; Hotel Scotland – Scotland’s only hotel focussed magazine which she currently publishes and edits, and the Wee Guide series. Guides to Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.



Julia Smith – Advertising Manager 

Julia has worked within publishing for over 20 years in both trade and consumer magazines and newspapers.

Over the years she has worked with a wide range of clients to create bespoke plans in those publications to promote their brand messages to the right audience.



Jason Caddy


Jason’s been writing professionally for 20 years.

He was appointed DRAM Editor in July 2018 and he’d love to hear from you if you’re closing, opening, re-opening or refurbishing a pub, club or restaurant.