Meet the Team

The brewery is owned by Stephen and Lesley George with Lesley running the brewery whilst Stephen maintains a background presence alongside a full time job outside the brewery. In addition they also employ a further six staff in various brewery and sales roles, alongside other brewery representatives.

Meet the team below…..


Lesley George
Lesley (Partner & Business Manager) studied at Edinburgh University then spent 13 years working in London & travelling in the management of Cultural Exchange Programmes.  She also lived in the USA and Brazil before moving to Norfolk with her family in 2006 to be part of the new Humpty Dumpty Brewery team.

Stephen George
Stephen hails from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has lived in the UK since 1997.  A keen homebrewer, he started making real ales after hopping the pond. Trained as a chemical engineer, Stephen works full time outside of the brewery as a consultant in the oil industry.  His travels give him ample opportunities to try new beers everywhere, and he does look forward to working with the brewery in his spare time.  

 Office, Sales & Shop Team

Ann Thompson
Ann has worked for the Brewery for many years – she helped out before the current partners took over, and has spoken to many customers over the years!  Ann is very active in the local community and is a member of many groups, including the Womens’ section  Royal British Legion.  She enjoys walking with her daughter, grand-daughter and their dog around the Norfolk countryside.

Karen Farman 

Karen is our Sales Rep out visiting customers around the region.  A busy mum to her 2 boys, Karen joined us in 2016 having re-located to the area from west Norfolk, where she had previously worked for Elgoods Brewery.  Now also a proud mum to Waffle the Poodle

Steve O’Connor

Steve has been behind the counter in the Brewery Shop since 2010, and does many more things besides serving in the shop, including bottling, labelling, helping at events and some quality control sampling too. He’s the one with the red beard! 

Janet Wickings

Janet joined us in 2023 and works closely with the sales & distribution teams to co-ordinate all the different regional deliveries & logistics.   Janet is also a keen gardener and her two Norwich Terriers keep her busy too! 

Brewing Team

Tom Farrell


Tom spent the summer of 2010 working at the brewery as a holiday placement from university. He returned as Assistant Brewer in 2012 after having finished his BSc in Brewing and Distilling at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh.  Tom was promoted to Head Brewer in 2024 and works all areas of brewing and bottling operations, as well as some lab work and new product development. Outside of work, he is a keen cook and baker and an avid miniature wargames enthusiast.

Joe Wood

Joe joined us in 2023 on a part time basis and has become a full time Brewer this January 2024.  He has experience from other great breweries such as Lacons & Fyne Ales.

Distribution Team

Andy Gooch

Andy is our Number 1 Man in the Van, often seen doing deliveries around Norwich and North Norfolk, but also has been known to pop over the border to Suffolk too.  A Norwich City Football Club fan, he avoids going to Ipswich, though, if he can …. 

 – with additional help from Flying Scotsman Jason Clark & his team!

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