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Miles Jenner: Master of the Brewers’ Company 2015/16

Miles Jenner at Brewers Hall
Miles Jenner, Master of the Brewers’ Company 2015/16

Harvey’s Head brewer and Joint Managing Director, Miles Jenner, has been installed as Master of the Brewers’ Company in London. Dating back to the 13th  Century, the Worshipful Company of Brewers received its first Royal Charter in 1438 and is fourteenth in order of precedence among the City’s one hundred and ten Livery Companies.

Livery companies, or Guilds as they are often known, have been part of the social and commercial fabric of Europe since medieval times. Originally founded to protect the interests of various trades, they now flourish as charitable patrons, promoters of industry and guardians of heritage and tradition. The Brewers’ Company remains close to its trade, actively supporting the brewing industry and education in brewing. It has a major philanthropic role as trustee  to substantial charitable trust funds supporting two schools, multiple other educational initiatives and a number of almshouses.

In a tradition dating back many years, it is customary for the Master to supply beer to Brewers’ Hall during his year of office. Harvey’s recently restored 1957 Ford delivery truck duly travelled through the City and delivered the first casks.

Miles Jenner said, “It is a tremendous honour to have been elected Master. I am immensely proud of the brewing industry and will represent it to the best of my ability in the year ahead.” He succeeds James Arkell, Chairman of Arkell’s Brewery in Wiltshire.


10 thoughts on “Miles Jenner: Master of the Brewers’ Company 2015/16

  1. Congratulations to Miles Jenner! I am a local calligrapher (teaching in Lewes) and live in Nutley. If you would ever like any commemorative calligraphy done please give me a call. I have some images on my web site but each commission is individual and unique. Many thanks and kind regards, Tina Warren.

  2. A fabulous honour for Miles – a true gentleman.

  3. Congratulations Miles, well deserved. Lewes is proud of you.

  4. Congratulations Miles.

    A tremendous honour ,well deserved and long overdue.You will make an excellent Master.

    Loz Aslett

  5. Sincere congratulations to Miles, a true gentleman and all round ‘good egg’.

  6. Fantastic news for a fine Master Brewer and a true Gent.

  7. As a Past Master of the Chartered Architects (98), I know, Miles you are in for a very privileged and enjoyable year. Congratulations.

  8. The honour you so richly deserve. Congratulations

  9. Congratulations Miles. Very well deserved.Enjoy the year but take time out to go fishing!

  10. Miles taught me acting in circa 1976! He was at Greene King then. Lovely bloke. Cheers, “Smiles”.

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