Keighley brewer appoints estate manager

Timothy Taylor’s new pub estate operations manager, Heike Funke

Timothy Taylor’s new pub estate operations manager, Heike Funke

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Keighley brewer Timothy Taylor has appointed a pub estate operations manager.

German-born Heike Funke will be responsible for the smooth running and profitability of the company’s managed pubs. And she will oversee the operation of several tenanted outlets.

Her appointment comes as the Knowle Spring firm seeks to expand its estate, which currently comprises 19 hostelries in Yorkshire and East Lancashire.

“It’s great to be joining a company that truly believes in upholding the traditions and values of the English pub,” she said.

“The fact they also produce such a fantastic range of beers is a real bonus!

“I’m looking forward to working closely with the managers and tenants to help maximise the full potential of their operation.”

Latterly, Heike spent nine years with Punch Taverns as senior business development manager She looked after 55 leased and tenanted pubs throughout the North of England, and won the prestigious Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers Operations Manager of the Year award.

Taylor’s operations director, Andrew Daykin, said: “Heike is a very welcome addition to our pub estate team.

“She has joined at an interesting time for Timothy Taylor’s as we look to expand the estate, as and when the right pubs become available.”

Away from work, Heike and her husband enjoy rock climbing, skiing, hill walking and winter mountaineering.

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10:38am Sun 23 Feb 14

llamados says...

well its about time they did something seeing as most of the taylor houses in the area specialise in selling cans of john smiths and cans of lager from other brewers what ever happened to the championship beers of the north ?
well its about time they did something seeing as most of the taylor houses in the area specialise in selling cans of john smiths and cans of lager from other brewers what ever happened to the championship beers of the north ? llamados
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7:29pm Mon 24 Feb 14

Little Green Man says...

llamados wrote:
well its about time they did something seeing as most of the taylor houses in the area specialise in selling cans of john smiths and cans of lager from other brewers what ever happened to the championship beers of the north ?
You might want to try going in one - all Taylors pubs I've been in sell Taylors beer on draught and it's still an award winning beer year after year.
[quote][p][bold]llamados[/bold] wrote: well its about time they did something seeing as most of the taylor houses in the area specialise in selling cans of john smiths and cans of lager from other brewers what ever happened to the championship beers of the north ?[/p][/quote]You might want to try going in one - all Taylors pubs I've been in sell Taylors beer on draught and it's still an award winning beer year after year. Little Green Man
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9:37pm Mon 24 Feb 14

piper56 says...

shes on a loser taylors are slowly selling off there pubs the latest one the globe but who would want to buy a pub thats no custom
shes on a loser taylors are slowly selling off there pubs the latest one the globe but who would want to buy a pub thats no custom piper56
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9:21am Tue 25 Feb 14

coppy says...

Wasn't Steeton Hall owned/managed by Punch Taverns??
Wasn't Steeton Hall owned/managed by Punch Taverns?? coppy
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1:04pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Behind_the_8-Ball says...

Always knew Keighley was a Funke town...
Always knew Keighley was a Funke town... Behind_the_8-Ball
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8:05pm Tue 25 Feb 14

Little Green Man says...

Won't ya take me to a...
Won't ya take me to a... Little Green Man
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