Meet Raw

David – Head Brewer & Managing Director

David - Head Brewer & Managing Director

David like many other Brewers he knows comes from an IT background, a real ale fan and Camra member for several years he decided to try his hand at brewing. This journey began in his garage on a small 40 pint full mash nano brewery where he developed not only a taste for brewing but also the 1st 3 beers you have all experienced. After several months of researching the idea Raw Brewing Company was created and the 5 barrel brewery was source from Prospect brewery in Wigan after their recent expansion. Producing a quality pint is the main focus now, developing a core range of beers and complementing this range with regular specials.  


Michelle - Director

Michelle - Director

Michelle brings financial expertise to the Raw table with a background in financial management and credit control.

A recently converted real ale fan Michelle aims to learn the process, develop a recipe and brew in the near future to become another Brewster in Derbyshire. With Dark Mild beers being her favourite we are hoping the 1st of her recipes will be a Dark Mild to add to the core range.


Saffie – Brewery Dog

Saffie - Brewery Dog

Saffie is the brewery dog, a loving if not slightly excitable Weimeraner. She is the inspiration for Grey Ghost IPA as Grey Ghost is a term often used for Weimeraners. But also the style fits too, a strong willed blonde with a lot of character and those who have met her know she has plenty of character as well as a taste for beer!


John & Kathy Chadwick

John and Kathy Chadwick

John and Kathy are shareholders and partners in Raw Brewing Company. They are also the owners of The Arkwright Arms Duckmanton and The White Swan Chesterfield details of which are on our pubs page. They bring many years of pub management and the retail side of cask ale to the team this is reflected in the many awards they have won at The Arkwright Arms.


Jim Carley

Jim Carley

 Jim is our Drayman and brewery assistant, although his main role is getting our beers out on time to our pubs and customers he has also developed in all aspects of brewing and is a key part of the brewing team.


Simon Champneys

Simon Champneys

Manager at The White Swan Chesterfield, Simon brings several years of pub and bar management to Raw, he is experienced in pubs ranging from country food pubs to town centre bars. When visiting the White Swan you can see the massive range of quality craft beers, wines and fresh cooked food Simon and his team deliver.