Chris Soley has taken up the newly created role of commercial director at Camerons Brewery, which makes brands such as Trophy Special and Scorpion Lager for the off-trade.

He will be responsible for ensuring that all areas of the brewery run efficiently as the business continues to expand and reports to managing director David Soley, his father.

Soley will also run Camerons’ pub division as it embarks on plans to build up a new estate.

He joins Camerons from WBB Minerals, where he was area operations manager.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining the brewery at such a challenging and interesting time.

“I am looking forward to working with all departments as we begin to develop our long term strategy of becoming a respected and profitable regional brewery.”