Production & Sales Director
Year joined: 1985
Fergus McMullen is Production and Sales Director of his family brewing and pub company McMullen and Sons Ltd.
He is Chairman of the Hertfordshire Community Liaison Group and sits on the Hertfordshire Criminal Justice Board. He is also chairman of the Hertfordshire ‘Out of Court Disposal Scrutiny Panel’, Keech Hospice Care, BraveHerts Charity and Future Living Hertford, a charity dealing with addictions and domestic abuse.
He was president of the Hertfordshire Agricultural Show in 2017 and High Sheriff of Hertfordshire in 2013/14.
Fergus is on the Court (Renter Warden) of the Worshipful Company of the Brewers' becoming Master in 2024/25.
Fergus is a full board Governor of Dame Alice Owen's School in Potters Bar, North London.
Fergus is married to Kate and they have five children and eight grandchildren. Kate works for the Cancer Research Trust for Addenbrooks and is a member of the BraveHerts Appeal committee. Kate loves all her holidays involving her family especially when teaching her grandchildren tennis and swimming. Fergus is a member of the MCC and hasn't missed the first day of a Lords test match for many years. A keen salmon and trout fisherman though not very successful! His favourite times are had with his family and dogs on the hills and rivers of Aberdeenshire.
Highlights of your role:
Fergus is the main Board Director for Tenanted Pubs and Production (Brewing, Transport, Warehousing and Cellar Services) as well as wholesalers, off trade and free trade. The best part of the job is helping with the brewing of McMullen’s own cask ale, then seeing it being enjoyed in the pubs and bars.
What makes McMullen’s the company of choice:
Fergus is part of the sixth generation of McMullen’s to commit to the business. He passionately believes that direct family engagement is integral to the culture and sustainability of the Company as one of the last heritage family brewing companies.
Life prior to McMullen’s:
Fergus worked for four years in London in the commercial and domestic property markets, before joining H.P. Bulmer's Sales and Marketing Department in 1982. He remained there until 1984, when Fergus joined McMullen & Sons running the Free Trade division and then in 1988, after qualifying at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, he assumed responsibility for Sales and Marketing. In 1991 Fergus joined the McMullen Board and is now a proud member of The 25 Year Club.
Favourite menu item:
Fergus is passionate about all McMullen cask ales especially AK, which, when served correctly, is one of the best session pints in the World!