Meet The Team


Joe Thomson


Co-Owner and Head Brewer - Joe started brewing in 2009 at which time he was the youngest brewer in the country at 21 years old. He started off with Penpont Brewery which focused on traditional ales, but in 2013 he wanted to brew a more modern style so created Firebrand Brewing Co. Passionate about brewing a high-quality product, Joe has instilled the philosophy of using the best ingredients from around the world to create Firebrand’s beers.
When he’s not at the brewery Joe loves spending time outside exploring Cornwall with his family or on his paddleboard.



Co-Owner and Brewer - Stephen started Penpont Brewery with Joe back in 2009 from a converted milking parlour on his farm and has been the main brewer ever since. What started out as a passion project after years of farming, Steven’s brought his hard-working background to the brewery where he brews 6 times a week alongside his two dogs.
Ben Sales Manager


Sales Manager - Ben joined Firebrand in 2016 as a production assistant where his main job was to label all of the bottles from inside the back of an old lorry. A true “work your way to the top” story, Ben has done everything from delivery driving and production to online order packing and now Sales Manager.
A Middlesbrough fan and lover of all things 90’s football trivia, Ben also likes to collect records and spend time with his family.


Production Manager - Starting at Firebrand in 2015, John has been a big part of the team since the early days. Spending most of his time on the canning line, dry hopping and filling casks, John also manages and maintains high standards around the brewery when looking after the beer.
A big fan of food, John loves to smoke meats and work on his Kimchi while he’s at home.


On Trade Sales Director - Richard joined Firebrand in 2020 after spending over 20 years at Sharps. Bringing a huge amount of experience to Firebrand, he prides himself on building lasting relationships with customers around Cornwall. A lover of real ale and Wolverhampton Wanderers, Richard also enjoys fishing and spending time in his garden.



Delivery Driver and Production Assistant - Helena has been with us since 2020 delivering beer throughout Cornwall. She also spends time on the canning line and helping out with production when she's not driving the van. 

When she's not at work, she likes to go swimming in the sea!


Production Assistant - From stacking pallets to labelling cans, Jack is John’s right hand man around the brewery. A local guy, Jack is from right around the corner of the brewery and always brings a big smile on his face to work every day.


Marketing Manager - Firebrand’s American influence, Phil is from Denver, Colorado and moved to Cornwall 6 years ago. Managing the day-to-day marketing activities around the brewery, he’s the reason for the accidental Americanisms on our social media pages.
A huge fan of the Denver Broncos, Phil likes spending time at the beach with his dog and family.


Sales Executive - Amelia started with us in 2022 as a part of our Sales team. She comes to Firebrand with an extensive history of experience in the hospitality industry and has a great passion for beer. 

When she's not at work, Amelia likes to spend time on the beach with her family.