WELSH brewer and hospitality retailer SA Brain & Co Ltd received a visit from David Cameron and his wife Samantha today, as part of a trip to the Welsh capital this week. During the hour’s visit to the Cardiff brewery, Mr Cameron and Samantha met with senior members of the Brain’s management team including Chairman John Rhys, Chief Executive Scott Waddington and Finance Director Martin Reed.
Head brewer, Bill Dobson, led a tour of the brewery yard show-casing the brewing process for legendary Welsh Ales; including Brains SA, SA Gold and The Rev James. The visit concluded with a demonstration in the Brewery’s development kitchen where Catering Chef, David John and a team of chefs assisted the Prime Minister and his wife in preparing a Brains Black and Stilton pie. Reflecting on his afternoon’s work, Mr John commented; “it’s not every day you get to prepare your favourite pie for the PM!
It was a real privilege to share some of the skills our chefs are acquiring through their NVQ development program with Brains and an honour to show off the high quality food that is readily available in our pubs” Scott Waddington, Chief Executive, added: “Clearly we are proud to welcome any major party leader to visit our business, and were delighted to host Mr and Mrs Cameron.
To have the opportunity to share the passion of one of Wales’ best known businesses with the Prime Minister and to share our focus on developing people and providing exceptional customer experiences was a real honour’ Brains, who employ around 2,000 staff across their pubs and coff ee estate, recently announced strong annual results with operating profi t growing by 113%.