Sarah John is the Co-Founder of Boss Brewing.
Sarah John is a multi-award-winning entrepreneur and the Co-Founder and Director of Boss Brewing, one of Wales’ fastest growing microbreweries. She also founded and operates two city centre bars in Swansea with plans underway to become a multi-site operator.
She won the Wales Chamber of Commerce Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and also Start-Up of the Year award in 2015. In 2018, she was awarded Chwarae Teg’s Business Women of the Year. She was honoured in 2017 by the Co-op as a Food Heroine of the Year.
In 2018, she was listed in the Wales Online as 35 women to watch under 35. She is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group as well as ‘Grocery Girls’, a network that encourages women to aspire to leadership roles within the grocery sector that is headed up by the CEO of Coop Food, Jo Whitfield.
She regularly appears on radio and TV and has given inspirational talks at various conferences and events including SIBA Beer X UK in front of thousands of delegates.
She has a wealth of qualifications from the Institute of Brewing and Distilling and also has a First Class Honours Degree in Journalism from Cardiff University.
Sarah is exceptionally driven, ambitious and determined and her hunger means that she can count four major retailers (Asda, Tesco, Co-op and Morrisons) among her customers, which is no small feat for a brewery that is three years old. Her brewery has won over 30 industry awards for its beers including the prestigious CAMRA Champion Beer of Wales in 2018. She is a mum to a toddler having started up her brewery enterprise when pregnant and is passionate about encouraging other mums to have the career they want.
Her interests include success and achievement psychology and mindfulness. Outside of work, she can also be found watching Mr Tumble or walking in the woods with her 3-year-old daughter