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WE OWN A BREWERY
We never could have imagined that WEST would grow from a quirky wee brewpub to what it is today. Our founder Petra decided that, rather than retire to live on a beach for the rest of her days, she wanted to give something back to the people who work with her to make the business a success.

In April 2019, we began an Employee Ownership journey. WESTies will receive the highest tax-free amount of shares in the business for every 12 months continual employment, as well as a platform to have their say on the running of the business.

To find out more about employee ownership and how it could benefit your business, visit www.coownershipsolutions.co.uk.

Scroll down to meet some of the WESTies and new co-owners who are driving the business forward in 2020 and beyond!

WE OWN A BREWERY

We never could have imagined that WEST would grow from a quirky wee brew-pub to what it is today. Our founder Petra decided that, rather than retire to live on a beach for the rest of her days, she wanted to give something back to the people working with her to help make WEST a success. 

In 2019 we started an Employee Ownership journey, giving WESTies the highest amount of tax-free shares as well as a platform to have their say on the running of the business. Scroll down to meet some of the WESTies and now co-owners who are helping drive WEST forward in 2020!

ILONA - FRONT OF HOUSE

Ilona is originally from Germany but chose to make Glasgow her home, so she embodies our ethos of ‘Glaswegian Heart. German Head’. Ilona is one of our longest serving WESTies and is always on-hand to ensure that our restaurant guests have a memorable meal with us. She’s also pretty green-fingered and is personally responsible for watering and nurturing all of the plants in the restaurant.If you’ve got a sweet tooth then Ilona is a good friend to have – she’s always bringing in treats for all the WESTies! 

ILONA
FRONT OF HOUSE
Ilona is originally from Germany but chose to make Glasgow her home, so she embodies our ethos of ‘Glaswegian Heart. German Head’. Illona is one of our longest serving WESTies and is always on-hand to ensure that our restaurant guests have a memorable meal with us.

She’s also pretty green-fingered and is personally responsible for watering and nurturing all of the plants in the restaurant. If you've got a sweet tooth then Ilona is a good friend to have - she's always bringing in treats for all the WESTies!
NEIL
SALES MANAGER
Say hallo to Neil who looks after all of our trade customers on the East Coast. When he's not off running marathons (for fun, would you believe), or baking cakes with his lovely wife Lorna, he's helping our customers deliver the best beer experience in the East.

He's going through 'a big Munich Red phase' at the moment if you ever fancy buying him a pint!

NEIL - SALES MANAGER

Say hallo to Neil who looks after all of our trade customers on the East Coast. When he’s not off running marathons (for fun, would you believe), or baking cakes with his lovely wife Lorna, he’s helping our customers deliver the best beer experience in the East.

He’s going through ‘a big Munich Red phase’ at the moment if you ever fancy buying him a pint!

SHIRLEY
OFFICE MANAGER
On paper Shirley is our 'Office Manager' but in reality we couldn't possibly put a label on all that she does for us. Shirley is an absolute LEGEND, who is always making sure that everyone in the team has the support and the tools that they need.

When she's not organising everyone and everything, she's a bit of an Italophile, who loves making her own pizzas and holidaying in Tuscany.

SHIRLEY - OFFICE MANAGER

On paper Shirley is our ‘Office Manager’ but in reality we couldn’t possibly put a label on all that she does for us. Shirley is an absolute LEGEND, who is always making sure that everyone in the team has the support and the tools that they need.

When she’s not organising everyone and everything, she’s a bit of an Italophile, who loves making her own pizzas and holidaying in Tuscany.

ALLY
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Ally returned to Scotland and joined WEST after spending 10 years working in Australia and New Zealand for one of the world’s biggest breweries. Ally is responsible for all brewery processes and logistics, from sourcing the best quality raw ingredients to ensuring that we achieve the highest possible industry standards for brewery and beer quality.

Ally is also a little bit Gerwegian, as his wife is from Germany and together they have made Glasgow their home.
GILLIAN
MARKETING MANAGER
If you follow us on social media, or like our website, it's the voice of Gillian that you will be hearing in lots of our marketing and communications. However, she hasn't written this little blurb about herself - promise!

Gillian is a fun, beer-loving woman who likes going out for walks with Brian, our brewery dog, and going out for pints with other humans too! Gillian is a true WESTie. "What's a WESTie" you ask? Someone we like, someone we trust and someone who is good at what they do.
JOANNE
HEAD CHEF
Joanne is our Head Chef who re-joined the team last year after a brief hiatus (people come and go but WESTies always come back)! She knows everything and anything about Glasgow - probably more than the city knows about itself. If you're visiting Glasgow for the first time, she would make an excellent Tour Guide and you'd be guaranteed to get a great meal at the end of it too!

Joanne is an extremely gifted chef and has that ability to make comfort food at its best, crafting dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach.
LISA
GENERAL MANAGER
Lisa is the much-loved General Manager of WEST on the Green, who leads her team of WESTies working in our beerhall, restaurant, kitchen and events space. Lisa supports the whole team in making sure that every guest that comes through our door has a great WEST Experience and that each WESTie has a positive working environment.

Family is very important to Lisa and, as well as inviting her mum and sister to join our team, she treats everyone else here like family too.

ALLY - OPERATIONS DIRECTOR

Ally returned to Scotland and joined WEST after spending 10 years working in Australia and New Zealand for one of the world’s biggest breweries. Ally is responsible for all brewery processes and logistics, from sourcing the best quality raw ingredients to ensuring that we achieve the highest possible industry standards for brewery and beer quality.

Ally is also a little bit Gerwegian, as his wife is from Germany and together they have made Glasgow their home

GILLIAN- MARKETING MANAGER

If you follow us on social media, or like our website, it’s the voice of Gillian that you will be hearing in lots of our marketing and communications. However, she hasn’t written this little blurb about herself – promise!

Gillian is a fun, beer-loving woman who likes going out for walks with Brian, our brewery dog, and going out for pints with other humans too! Gillian is a true WESTie. “What’s a WESTie” you ask? Someone we like, someone we trust and someone wh

PAUL
FRONT OF HOUSE
Paul is a bit of an allrounder but he started life at WEST as a valued member of the front of house team at WEST on the Green. Although he originally joined us to work in the restaurant, he’s just the kind of guy who will always help anyone who needs it.

He now works in the restaurant, behind the bar and even in the brewery, helping our packaging team. Glasgow born and bred, he is Glaswegian Heart at its best.

PAUL - FRONT OF HOUSE

Paul is a bit of an allrounder but he started life at WEST as a valued member of the front of house team at WEST on the Green. Although he originally joined us to work in the restaurant, he’s just the kind of guy who will always help anyone who needs it.

He now works in the restaurant, behind the bar and even in the brewery, helping our packaging team. Glasgow born and bred, he is Glaswegian Heart at its best.

LISA - GENERAL MANAGER

Lisa is the much-loved General Manager of WEST on the Green, who leads her team of WESTies working in our beerhall, restaurant, kitchen and events space. Lisa supports the whole team in making sure that every guest that comes through our door has a great WEST Experience and that each WESTie has a positive working environment.

Family is very important to Lisa and, as well as inviting her mum and sister to join our team, she treats everyone else here like family too.

SIMON - HEAD BREWER

Simon was a Chemistry graduate and keen home-brewer, who joined our team back in 2012 to learn even more about beer. Starting as a bartender, his knowledge and enthusiasm quickly saw him become a Tour Guide and he would tell all his brewery tour guests that he had ambitions of becoming a brewer someday.

Simon is now the Head Brewer at WEST and has been an invaluable part of the brewery’s growth. From his chemistry days, he brings with him laboratory knowledge, attention to detail and a big focus on quality but it’s his creative imagination and love of beer that has helped us to develop a number of exciting new beers over the years.  

SIMON
HEAD BREWER
Simon was a Chemistry graduate and keen home-brewer, who joined our team back in 2012 to learn even more about beer. Starting as a bartender, his knowledge and enthusiasm quickly saw him become a Tour Guide and he would tell all his brewery tour guests that he had ambitions of becoming a brewer someday.

Simon is now the Head Brewer at WEST and has been an invaluable part of the brewery’s growth. From his chemistry days, he brings with him laboratory knowledge, attention to detail and a big focus on quality but it’s his creative imagination and love of beer that has helped us to develop a number of exciting new beers over the years.

JOANNE - HEAD CHEF

Joanne is our Head Chef who re-joined the team last year after a brief hiatus (people come and go but WESTies always come home). She knows everything and anything about Glasgow – probably more than the city knows about itself. If you are visiting Glasgow for the first time she would make an excellent Tour Guide and you’d be guaranteed to get a great meal at the end of it! 

Joanne is an extremely gifted chef. She has that ability to make comfort food at its very best, creating dishes that feed the soul as well as the stomach. 

ROBERT
DRAYMAN
Robert is a long-standing friend of our founder Petra and is even Godfather to her son, Noah. It was inevitable that she was going to make a WESTie of him someday! Robert is responsible for making sure that all of our stockists and distributors get their beer.

When he’s not driving around Scotland delivering kegs in our lorry ‘Beertrix’, he’s watching his beloved Partick Thistle and trying to attend as many gigs as he can fit in!

ROBERT - DRAYMAN

Robert is a long-standing friend of our founder Petra and is even Godfather to her son, Noah. It was inevitable that she was going to make a WESTie of him someday! Robert is responsible for making sure that all of our stockists and distributors get their beer.

When he’s not driving around Scotland delivering kegs in our lorry ‘Beertrix’, he’s watching his beloved Partick Thistle and trying to attend as many gigs as he can fit in!s go according to our guests wishes, she’s off exploring the beautiful Scottish countryside in her favourite wellies.

CAMMY
SOUS CHEF
Cammy is of the many characters in our kitchen team and he definitely has the renowned Glaswegian sense of humour! He is the DJ of the kitchen team and is always the first one to get the tunes on at the start of the day to get everyone motivated.

He is just as passionate about beer as he is about food and looks forward to a pint of our #PureHeavenly St. Mungo lager after a busy shift making great food for all of our hungry diners.
BRIAN
BREWERY DOG
Brian is a very special member of the team here at WEST. You might be wondering what his role and responsibilities are here and, to be honest with you, he's not a keen brewer, he cannot pour a pint and he's pretty rubbish with computers. BUT he makes us laugh, he makes us smile and, if things ever get a wee bit stressful, we take him out for a walk on the green to clear our heads.

Brian is the most handsome and lovely-natured dog you could ever meet. He comes to work with us every day and thrives on all the love and attention lavished upon him by the team. He might be a golden retriever but he's definitely a WESTie!

CAMMY - SOUS CHEF

Cammy is of the many characters in our kitchen team and he definitely has the renowned Glaswegian sense of humour! He is the DJ of the kitchen team and is always the first one to get the tunes on at the start of the day to get everyone motivated.

He is just as passionate about beer as he is about food and looks forward to a pint of our #PureHeavenly St. Mungo lager after a busy shift making great food for all of our hungry diners.

BRIAN - BREWERY DOG

Brian is a very special member of the team here at WEST. You might be wondering what his role and responsibilities are here and, to be honest with you, he’s not a keen brewer, he cannot pour a pint and he’s pretty rubbish with computers. BUT he makes us laugh, he makes us smile and, if things ever get a wee bit stressful, we take him out for a walk on the green to clear our heads.

Brian is the most handsome and lovely-natured dog you could ever meet. He comes to work with us every day and thrives on all the love and attention lavished upon him by the team. He might be a golden retriever but he’s definitely a WESTie!

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