JW Lees brewery staff…..

I recently photographed some of the staff at JW Lees brewery in Middleton near Manchester.

JW Lees is a family brewery company, founded in 1828 by retired cotton manufacturer John Lees. They are based in Middleton in the North West of Manchester and own JW Lees Brewery, JW Lees Pubs, The Alderley Edge Hotel, The Trearddur Bay Hotel and Willoughby’s Wine Merchants. They’re a sixth-generation family business which employs just over 1,100 people, 141 at the brewery and site in Middleton Junction and 1000 in their 36 managed pubs, inns and hotels, as well as letting a further 107 pubs to their Pub Partners.