Paul Hegarty is Honorary Secretary to the All Party Parliamentary Beer Group. He has worked in the industry for thirty years having joined Bass Brewers as a research scientist in 1986. He held various technical roles before moving into communication when the company was acquired by Coors in 2002 and was responsible for managing the Beer Naturally campaign to promote the image of beer and became Head of Communication for the UK business in 2005.
He set up a consultancy in 2010 with a clients including Drinkaware, the British Beer and Pub Association, the Institute of Brewing & Distilling, the Beer Academy, CAMRA and PASS – the national proof of age scheme. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling, a committee member of both the Guild of Beer Writers and PubAid. He lectures on Crisis Management at Nottingham University.