Born and raised in the beautiful Seaside town of Bangor in Northern Ireland, in 2000 I followed my Itchy feet to England where I studied BA Hons Marketing, Retail and Distribution at Huddersfield University.
Four years down the line and armed with a degree with my name on it I landed a Graduate Marketing Position with a Global Automotive Manufacturer and began a fantastic 11 year career with the company.
Amongst other things, I gained valuable experience in Brand Management and the final 5 years saw me as a Regional Manager based in Manchester.
In 2015, I bit the bullet however, and in order to follow my dream of working in my own business, I opted to leave the corporate world and I handed my notice in.
Three years have passed and I haven't looked back. With a beautiful wife and a 6 month old baby boy we live in a lovely house on the coast in Bangor.
I have since been using my experience to work with a friend in his Business Start Up as a Digital Marketing Consultant and Copywriter. Then in November 2016 I set this blog up to follow my real passion in life - Beer.
Having already completed 4 of the 5 required steps with The Beer Academy, 2018 should see me become a fully qualified Beer Sommelier. I want to use this along with my infectious passion, to help further promote Great Beer within the Irish Market as I feel there is a long way still to go.
My long term goal is to be able to 'earn a living' working within the Beer business that I hold so dearly. I want to continue to grow the 'Oh Beer Network' brand with the possibility of teaming up with someone as passionate as myself to go into business with.
Exciting times lie ahead...