Mark joins Burnley brewery in national key role

CHEERS: Mark Boardman (left) is welcomed to Moorhouse's by MD David Grant.
CHEERS: Mark Boardman (left) is welcomed to Moorhouse's by MD David Grant.

Moorhouse’s, Burnley’s internationally acclaimed independent brewery, has strengthened its management team with the key appointment of Mark Boardman as national accounts controller.

With 30 years’ experience in the brewing and drinks industry, Mark joins from regional brewer Daniel Thwaites of Blackburn where he was national trade manager. With Thwaites, Mark grew sales both in the UK and in export markets, including the USA.

The appointment comes as the famous “Pendle Witches” brewery celebrates the five million-pints-a-year milestone for its two-year-old £4.2m. brewing complex, which trebled former brewing capacity to more than 1,000 brewer’s barrels a week.

The Burnley brewer hailed the production landmark as it also reported hitting a turnover of £4.5m. for the full financial year to last September with sales growing by 18%.

Mark will now play a key role in growing business across the UK for cask-conditioned-ale and with bottled and keg beer exports in Europe, Asia, China, the USA and Canada.

Mark said: “When we celebrate the 150th anniversary in two years time I want to see the company firmly acknowledged as a major player in the independent brewing sector.”

Managing director David Grant said: “We are now ready for the next level of our development as a major independent UK brewer.”