This week’s big news is that our Commercial Director, Ian French (Frenchie), is leaving us. Ian has worked for Stroud Brewery for 7.5 years (7 year itch)! During this time he has brewed beer, sold beer and drunk beer!
Ian started brewing beer on our 5 barrel kit under the guidance of our then Head Brewer another Ian, Ian Thorn. Frenchie is always up for a good time. He will use any excuse to put on some reggae, drink a few shots and wear a skirt. I can’t go into any more detail in this public forum, but you can take our word for it that he does throw a very good party.
He isn’t perfect, he can be a bit of a grump (it’s the Viking blood). But he does make a cracking cup of tea and we will miss him greatly in the office, we won’t get rid of him from the bar.
We are hoping his new career will give more time to finish building his house, play more rugby with Minchinhampton RFC and spend more time with his family. Fingers crossed this isn’t just an excuse to snooze on the sofa all day. Send him back down the hill if that’s what happens Heather!
Au Revoir Frenchie!