Derek Orford has joined Campden BRI as head of brewing services.
Derek has 36 years in the industry, during which he qualified as a master brewer in 1991 while at Whitbread. He then went to work for Heineken in several international postings before joining Lion, in Australia. More recently he has provided consultancy services to craft brewers, including technical leadership for the rapid growth of Toast Ale.
At Campden BRI Derek will be the primary contact for brewers, both large and small. Its services include pilot malting and brewing, dealcoholisation and product development, sensory analysis, auditing, brewing microbiology and brand protection, alongside a complete range of analytical services and general technical consultancy.