Working in pubs and bars throughout his time at University opened Tim Hickford's eyes to the wonderful world of beer. In the subsequent 5 years this interest has turned into a full blown passion and a career. After a short post-degree stint volunteering at Longdog Brewery in Basingstoke, Tim landed a job at Hertfordshire's Red Squirrel Brewing Co in late 2013. Initially Tim was made manager of Red Squirrel's first Brewery Shop in Chesham, Bucks. Two years later he moved to managing the second Brewery Shop, in Berkhamsted, Herts. Tim has now been appointed as Training Manager for the rapidly expanding Red Squirrel Brewery Shop brand (three outlets, more coming soon). Alongside this Tim also runs the Red Squirrel brewery tours, cultivates a hop garden and hosts regular tutored tastings for the company. In his spare time he is an avid homebrewer and can be found both sides of the bar at numerous beer festivals annually.