Marston’s Beer Company, England

Marston’s has an impressive pedigree when it comes to recruiting women in the brewing team.

Emma Gilleland was not only the first ever female head brewer at Marston’s but also in England. She is now Director of Brewing for Marston’s Brewing Company (part of Marston’s PLC) and in 2014 was awarded the honour of Brewer of The Year, the first time a woman has been given the award.

Working alongside Emma are three other female brewers; Rebecca Adams at Jennings Brewery, Jenny Hagyard at Marston’s Brewery and Naomi Pallister at Wolverhampton Brewery.

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