Rhys joins Moorhouse's to build sales in Fylde and Lakes
Lancashire’s Moorhouse’s Brewery- the ‘north-west’s newest regional brewery’ – has signalled its commitment to grow business in the Fylde and Lake District with the appointment of Rhys Foster to the sales team.
With several years’ experience in the pub industry, Rhys, 24, previously worked in managerial roles with independent outlets in the Preston area – including Kuckoo, Stratos and the Camra (Campaign for Real Ale) praised New Continental music venue. He lives in Leyland and is a graduate of UCLAN (University of Central Lancashire) in International Business Management and Accounting.
Rhys joins the Burnley brewery in its 150th anniversary year to help with ambitious plans to grow sales for the much acclaimed ‘Pendle Witches’ brands, which include Black Cat, Pride of Pendle, Blond Witch and Pendle Witches Brew.
Rhys said: “Moorhouse’s has reached a very exciting stage in its long history and I relish the challenge of playing my part in its future as a leading north-west cask ale brewery. I aim to use my experience in the pub sector to develop business in areas where there is tough competition for cask ale sales.”
In recent years the Burnley brewery has enjoyed 10 per cent year-on-year growth to reach a turnover of £5m plus – despite the troubled economy and widespread pub closures in the north.
David Grant, Moorhouse’s managing director, said: “Cask ale sales are in growth as their popularity spreads to young people and females, who ask for quality and provenance. As a dedicated cask ale brewery, we aim to be in the forefront of that market growth. We offer award winning core brands and innovative seasonal brews combined with security of supply to help publicans grow their cask trade. Now, Rhys will be a great asset to us in developing business throughout the Fylde and the Lakes.”