Holgate announces new national sales manager
Independent Victorian craft brewer Holgate Brewhouse announced last week the appointment of Josh Stuart as their National Sales and Marketing Manager. Mr Stuart joins Holgate after performing a similar role at McLaren Vale Beer Company in recent years and prior to that as the NSW Account Manager for MVB.
“We’re extremely pleased to have Josh on board,” said Paul Holgate, Founder /Owner at Holgate Brewhouse. “He brings a wealth of experience to the role, including a long history in Venue management in Sydney with the ALH group. This appointment will allow me to focus on brewery management, product and process development and driving brewing volume ahead of our planned capacity expansion.”
Mr Stuart will be based in Sydney in the short term due to family commitments, and from there will regularly visit with and coordinate the efforts of Holgate sales representatives and distributors throughout the country.
“It’s exciting times for Holgate,” said Mr Stuart. “The company will use its’ position as one of the early pioneers of craft in Australia to build volume nationally. My role will allow Paul to focus on re-development of the Holgate brewing site in Woodend, with the planned construction of a tourism orientated building and new brewhouse, packaging line and brewing operations.”
2014 marks the 15th Birthday of Holgate Brewhouse, with the company planning a celebratory birthday beer and Oktoberfest party to mark the occasion of their first brews back in October 1999.