In 1987 Martin helped start a group that ran pubs in Bath, Bristol and Poole.
Uley was one of the best selling beers, so has had an association with the brewery for 30 years. The pubs were all sold off by 2004, and he concentrated on Project Management in London.
He married Rosa Wright and became involved in the running of the brewery in 2018.
Ken arrived in Uley in 1993 to become Artistic Director of the Prema Art Centrte on a 14 month contract. Following work on his first day, he went to the local pub, the Old Crown in Uley, and after sampling a few Uley beers, thought to himself "Why leave paradise?!"
So Ken literally made a decision about his future based on Uley Bitter. Three years later in 1996, he started work at the Brewery, and became Head Brewer in 2003. He was subsequently formerly trained at Brewlab, Sunderland University.
He continues with the Brewery tradition of mixing beer with music, and performs in many local bands.
Iain was dragged off Crantock Beach in Cornwall where he lives, halting his attempts to stop working and joined the Brewery in October 2018.
The combination of persuasive words from Martin Brooks, who he had first met when playing together at Wasps in the 80's, and the quality of Uley Beer and its historic Brewery, proved too good, and with a history of 15 years of Sales Management at Xerox UK and 15 years in Hospitality, he came on board to help with sales.
He works two days a week in Gloucestershire and is quickly falling in love with the countryside and Pubs in the numerous villages, vales and valleys.
Most of his spare time is spent surfing, Gig Rowing, walking the coast path, watching rugby and singing in a local Shanty Group ... often in the Pub!!
Sam joined the brewery in 2019 to expand the sales side of the business. Having a number of years of pub management under his belt he is optimally placed to advise pubs on beer and cellar management.
In his spare time you can find him playing golf badly or on the rugby pitch.
Marketing & Retail
Emily moved back to the area after some time in London working and managing restaurants. She started working at the brewery in March 2020 to help with the marketing and to promote the retail side of the business.
Tim first worked at Uley Brewery back in 1988 at the tender age of 18, as brewer and general dogsbody. Since then he has travelled the world as a theatrical performer bringing culture to the masses! Indeed, he and Ken have performed together on numerous occasions with hilarious results. In the past 5 years he has become head cellarman and sassy barman of the award winning Old Spot Inn in Dursley. Now, to bring things full circle, he has returned to Uley Brewery under the expert guidance of Mr Lush.
Chas founded the Brewery in 1985 having spent the previous year fabricating and fitting out the disused premises on the original site of Uley Brewery. The first beer was brewed on 1st March 1985 and since then the Brewery's reputation has grown from strength to strength.
Chas is a legend in many pubs throughout Gloucestershire and beyond, regaling folk with his stories and songs, often accompanying himself on concertina, melodeon or button accordion.
Chas took retirement in September 2018 on his 70th Birthday, but remains Non-executive Chairman. He now spends much of his time relaxing in many of the local pubs!