January 2014 – Timothy Taylor’s, Keighley based brewer of award winning English cask ales, has appointed Heike Funke as Pub Estate Operations Manager.
Originally from Germany, Heike will be responsible for the efficient operation and profitability of the brewery’s managed pubs as well as overseeing the smooth running of a number of tenanted pubs.
Heike joins Taylor’s after spending nine years with Punch Taverns as Senior Business Development Manager, looking after 55 leased and tenanted pubs throughout the North of England. Whilst with Punch she won the prestigious Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers ‘Operations Manager of the Year’ award.
Commenting on her appointment Heike said: ‘It’s great to be joining a company that truly believes in upholding the traditions and values of the English pub. The fact that they also produce such a fantastic range of beers is a real bonus! I’m looking forward to working closely with the managers and tenants to help maximise the full potential of their operation.’
In the photo: Heike Funke