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Hook Norton chief takes over as BBPA Midlands Chairman

Hook Norton managing director James Clarke has taken over as the chairman of the British Beer & Pub Association (BBPA) Midland Counties.

He takes over from Titanic Brewery boss and Society of Independent Brewers chairman Keith Bott, who is stepping down after fulfilling the two-year chairmanship. Hook Norton, operates more than 40 public houses all situated in and around the stunning Cotswolds within a 50-mile radius of Hook Norton village.

James Clarke has been a member of the Midlands group for the past seven years, the past two as vice-chairman to Keith Bott.