It takes determination, grit, passion and something special to work in the pub industry, and the newest addition to the Stancill Brewery team has just that… and much more.
Earlier this month, the brewery welcomed Katy Streets who joins as the brewery’s new Business Development Manager. She will work within the brewery’s newly established pubs division, overseeing future growth of the business as well as overseeing the growth and development of The Horse and Jockey in Wadsley and The Norfolk Arms in Grenoside, both of which opened last year.
Katy will be working closely with managers Ashleigh McMain and Tracy Brown, as well as 16 members of staff across both pubs to enhance Stancill’s pub offering and real ale experience for beer connoisseurs across Sheffield.
Katy is no stranger to the pub industry. She joins following a five year stint at the True North Brew Co where she was responsible for managing The Old House pub on Devonshire Street.
Before joining True North, Katy spent time working in London and New York, working alongside Dave Wickett at Kelham Island Brewery, where she found herself running his New York bar and even found herself learning the craft of brewing, both in Sheffield and New York’s Brooklyn Brewery.
Katy will work closely with Stancill Brewery founders Thomas Gill and Adam Hague to ensure the breweries pubs are the place to be every day of the week. Katy said:
“Stancill Brewery is a company which is built on a passion for producing good beer and I’m looking forward to the challenge of working with the company’s pub managers to help enhance and compliment their current offering as well as helping to support the company’s exciting future plans.
“My experiences in New York, London and more recently Sheffield have taught me so much about the pub industry, both behind the bar and behind the scenes. It’s clear the re-launches of The Norfolk Arms and The Horse & Jockey last year by Stancill have rekindled community spirit and the love of true, real ales and I’m sincerely looking forward to working alongside such a great team at Stancill Brewery.”
Tom Gill, managing director of Stancill Brewery said:
“Last year was a very exciting one for Stancill, the opening of our two pubs was very well received by Sheffield’s beer lovers, but we’re keen not to rest on our laurels. Katy brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience which will be invaluable to the future of our pubs division. On behalf of both Adam and I, I’d like to wish Katy every success in her new role.”