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New appointment at Sheffield Brewery

Katy Streets joins Stancill Brewery as the company’s new Business Development Manager

It takes determination, grit, passion and something special to work in the pub industry, and the newest addition to the Sheffield based Stancill Brewery team is hoping to make her mark in the company’s recently launched pubs division.

Katy Streets joins Stancill Brewery as the company’s new Business Development Manager where she will be responsible for overseeing the growth and development of Stancill’s two pubs in Sheffield: The Horse & Jockey, Wadlsey and Grenoside’s Norfolk Arms, both of which were taken over by the brewery last year.

She is no stranger to Sheffield’s pub industry and joins the brewery following a five year stint at the True North Brew Co where she was responsible for managing The Old House pub on Devonshire Street. She has also spent time working in the industry in both London and New York, where she worked alongside Dave Wickett, founder of the city’s Kelham Island brewery and spent time running the company’s bar in the big apple.

Under Dave’s encouragement, Katy has even spent time learning the craft of brewing, spending time in the steel city as well as at New York’s Brooklyn Brewery.

In her new role, Katy will work close with Stancill’s existing pub managers as well as helping to enhance Stancill’s pub offering to beer connoisseurs across Sheffield. She will work closely with Stancill Brewery founders Thomas Gill and Adam Hague to help facilitate additional growth within the company’s pubs division. Katy said:

“Stancill Brewery is a company which is built on a passion for producing good beer and I’m looking forward to the challenge of working with the company’s pub managers to help enhance and compliment their current offering as well as helping to support the company’s exciting future plans.

“My experiences in New York, London and more recently Sheffield have taught me much about the pub industry, both behind the bar and behind the scenes. It’s clear the re-opening of The Norfolk Arms and The Horse & Jockey in the past twelve months have helped to celebrate community spirit and the love of true, real ales and I’m sincerely looking forward to working alongside such a great team at Stancill Brewery.”

Tom Gill, managing director of Stancill Brewery said:

“Last year was a very exciting one for Stancill, the opening of our two pubs was a significant step for the company, but we’re keen not to rest on our laurels and we are actively looking to grow and develop our pubs division in future.

Katy brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable to the future of our pubs division. On behalf of both Adam and I, I’d like to wish Katy every success in her new role.”

Launched in 2013 by friends Tom Gill and Adam Hague, following the closure of Barnsley’s Historic Oakwell Brewery, the duo mounted a rescue bid, acquiring the brewery’s original equipment. The brewery relocated to Sheffield’s brewing district and since then it has been responsible to developing the city’s first ever pilsner, Stancill Pilsner. In July last year, the company helped to re-open Wadsley’s Horse & Jockey which was followed in November by the re-opening of the historic Norfolk Arms, following an extensive refurbishment of the premises.