March 2015 – Timothy Taylor’s, the Keighley based brewer of traditional cask conditioned ales, has appointed Jonathan Barnes to oversee beer sales in North Yorkshire, the North East, Cumbria and Scotland.
Jonathan has extensive sales experience in the drinks industry having started his career with wholesalers Yates Brothers and LWC before moving on to spend 15 years with continental brewer Budweiser Budvar.
Commenting on his appointment Jonathan said: ‘From a young age I always wanted to follow in my father’s footsteps. He qualified as a cooper at Joshua Tetley before becoming Free Trade Sales Director of John Smith’s and then owning a small chain of pubs. So the trade is very much in my blood and he would be very proud to know I’ve joined Timothy Taylor’s.’
He added: ‘Landlord has always been my favourite beer so I’m very excited at the prospect of playing my part in helping to build sales of Taylor’s beers in the North and Scotland.’
Sales Director Grant Simpson commented: ‘Jonathan brings with him vast on-trade experience and knowledge of the area. I’m sure he will be a huge asset to the team.’