Everards Brewery Ltd was established in 1849 by its Founder, William Everard. In 2013, Everards is still a proud independent family company led by the 5th Generation of the family, Richard Everard OBE DL. Stephen joined the Board in 2003 becoming Managing Director in 2005. Stephen is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, placing great emphasis on people development so to bring the Company's derive of 'Tradition with Ambition' to life. Stephen has worked in the pub and leisure industry for over 20 years in Human Resources, Operational and Commercial roles, previously with Bass Plc and Punch Taverns Plc. He has, throughout his career, always been curious about how to connect people, organisations and initiatives into new creative forces which produce stronger and more sustainable results through interdependencies (probably the Sociology Degree is to blame!).