We help you brew up a better beer business

Commercial consultancy for breweries and drinks businesses

Commercial and business consultancy to help you succeed

We give businesses the skills to excel in an ever increasing beer market through coaching programmes, consultancy and development services.

We'll work with you to define your mission and goals, implement a plan, develop marketing, sales and operations strategies, and crunch the numbers so you and your business can thrive in an increasingly competitive market place and sell more beer to hoppy customers.

Business Developoment

We draw alongside companies to help develop business plans that enable them to achieve their long term goals through strategies, personal development, etc.


We offer consultancy that covers everything from R&D Tax Advice, channel growth strategy, full value chain implementation, product placement and positioning, media engagement and more.

Sales Support

We help beer businesses sell more by through full communications strategy, sampling & influencer campaigns, 2-5 Year Brand Build Strategy plans, on the ground field sales, and offer highly detailed KPI and commercial reporting.

Our commercial Experts

Meet our Commercial experts who will help you hop rocket your way to success:

Sean Robertson

Brand & Sales expert
On & Off-Trade Sales Expert · Brand Growth Strategist · Beverage Specialist · Beer Judge
With over 20 years experience working in hospitality, Sean Robertson is a Freelance Brand Builder that specialises in Sales Strategy and Brand Growth.  Sean is a client and team focused individual with extensive international drinks and hospitality experience across strategy, go to market, operations, digital, sales and marketing.  A proven operator in small/medium size business, start-ups and turnarounds in both B2C and B2B.  Sean is first and foremost an omni-channel brand builder.

Nick Law

Brand & Marketing Expert
Brand Development · Marketing Strategist · Brewery Consultant · Beer Judge · Public Speaker
Having started as a graphic designer in the late 90's, Nick has worked on developing and marketing brands in both the music and beer industries through a wide variety of projects and roles.  In 2016, Nick joined The Sheffield Brewery Company as Head Brewer and Brewery Manager before launching Hop Forward with a view to helping breweries develop their beers, brands and businesses.  Nick specialises in branding and design, marketing, PR, social media and content creation.  He is also the founder of the Hop Forward Podcast.


Here's a snapshop of the brands we have worked with commerically...

Our Commercial Work

Here's a snapshot of our projects and case studies

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Book a free commercial consultation

Want to find out how we can get you ahead in the beer business through brand development, marketing strategy and business consultancy? Book a free, no obligation 30 minute consultation to discover how we can help you hop rocket your way to success.

Ready to Hop Forward?

Want to get ahead in the brewing and beer business? Looking for a bespoke brand, marketing solutions and business advice from a craft beer specialist? Then get in touch today!
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Hop Forward Ltd
70 Cromwell Street
Sheffield S6 3RN

Tel: +44(0)7881 995604
Company No: 11600526


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