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Licensed To Grow!

Licensed To Grow!

We are always very pleased to hear from people who are considering joining our growing band of licensees in our real ale pubs. Our most recent new licensees have come from very different backgrounds, and exemplify our drive to find the right people for the right pub.

Lyndsey Morris is a local lady who has worked as a barmaid at her sister’s Black Country Ales pub, The Whitley, and was keen to take up the management of the refurbished Woodsetton Cottage Spring when it became available. With her partner, Les, Lyndsey has had exceptional success in rapidly building a loyal customer base . Key to Lyndsey’s work is her understanding of the Woodsetton community and its needs. The pub buzzes with activity and the warmth of the welcome draws regulars and newcomers alike.

Chris and Sharon Sherratt have just opened The Craven Arms in Birmingham city. They are two ex-secondary school teachers with a passion for real ale who realised their dream to blend their leisure  interest with their work in a company which offered them welcome control over their working lives. Training undergone prior to joining BCA has given them the confidence and expertise to launch their new venture.

Malcolm Roberts, an ex-steel erector, and his wife Julie, who has forged a career in brewery sales, are due to open The Rising Sun in Tipton in March 2013. Their love of real ale and Julie’s knowledge of the industry form the creative basis for their ideas which will revive the fortunes of this once famous inn.

Sharon enjoys some beer quality testing at The Craven Arms opening night!

If you are hard working and interested in joining us, please contact angus@blackcountryales.co.uk

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