Today’s guest is Ruth Mitchell, Operations Director at Elusive Brewing.
Ruth has been with Elusive for just about a year now, but her promotion to Operations Director was relatively recent. As the role was still very new when we spoke, she tells us a bit about what her current day-to-day looks like, the vision for the future, and what her previous role as Head of Sales, Marketing and Events entailed.
We then go all the way back to the beginning of Ruth’s career in beer which has seen her work in sales roles for breweries including Adnams, Charles Wells, West Berkshire, Utopian and now Elusive. (She’s also spent some time in gin sales, too!) As you’ll hear, she’s got a wealth of experience and knowledge to share, including advice on how to get started in a career in beer, the skills it takes to succeed in sales and much more.
Finally, Ruth tells us what she enjoys most about being a part of the beer industry.
(Just a quick heads-up, Ruth’s adorable sausage dog Bertie was in the room with her during our conversation, so you’ll hear him chime in on occasion. Hopefully it’s not too distracting!)
Image from Ruth Mitchell