Fuller's have been brewing beer at the Griffin Brewery in Brentford since 1845. Their brands include London Pride, ESB, Discovery and Honeydew. They also own the Gales' range of beer following their purchase and closure of Gales' Brewery in hampshire in 2005. Fuller's has an estate of approximately 360 pubs split between managed and tenanted houses mostly in London and the South East but also in Avon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire and the West Midlands.
Fuller's also own 6 hotels; The Chamberlain Hotel, in the City, London; The Fox & Goose Hotel, Ealing; The Mad Hatter Hotel, Nr Blackfriars' Bridge London; The Red Lion Hotel, Uxbridge; The Santuary House, Westminster and the White Hart in Hampton wick.
Michael Turner is Executive Chairman of Fuller, Smith and Turner. He is a fifth-generation descendant of John Turner, who co-founded the Fuller's brewing empire in 1845.
Michael is an Old Etonian who then went on to Harvard Business School. He qualified as a chartered accountant with Ernst & Whitney. He joined in the company in 1978. Initially he ran the Wine Division as Wine Director becoming Marketing Director in 1988, Managing Director in 1992, Chief Executive in 2002 and Chairman in 2007.
On 18th October, Michael Turner signed an open letter calling on the Chancellor to continue the coalition government's plans to reduce the public finance deficit in one term, plans which included swingeing cuts on the poorest members of society and which risk pushing this country into a double-dip recession, the likes of which has not been seen since the last time the tories took power and tanked the economy in the early 80's.
For this reason Michael Turner is considered a fully signed up member of the Big Business Society and we urge people to boycott all Fuller's beers, pubs and hotels especially over the festive season. There's always a better pub not far away.