Many Hands are committed to both Brewing Good & Doing Good. As part of this commitment, we want to recognise those local champions who are doing something extraordinary.


In 2020 we started the Hand Picked Local Heroes initiative, a way of bringing attention to those individuals nominated by their communities as making a difference and specifically those creating or doing something practical and meaningful with their hands. As a thank you from us, we’ll keep them well supplied with our delicious beers to enjoy and share.  

If you want to nominate someone for this initiative, please email us at The person nominated must be over 18, have an Instagram account (so we can show people the work their doing) and ideally be a fan of beer!

~ the Heroes Gallery ~

Marcus Bawdon - Outdoor Cooking evangelist

Food and Fire author, UK BBQ Mag editor and champion of local produce - Marcus cooks some stunning food from his base in Devon. As well as working a second job 6 months of the year, Marcus has managed to build a huge following based on his delicious recipes and straightforward approach to exceptional food. As well as being a genuine and welcoming guy, it’s the way Marcus is always willing to help promote other local businesses that really caught our eye. He makes time from his schedule to help other passionate individuals develop their interests. On top of this, he shares a real passion of ours at the brewery, enjoying great food and drink in great company!

See more of his work at - or check out his food images at

Victoria Westaway - willow and wire artist

If you've seen an amazing willow or wire sculpture whilst out and about in devon, chances are you've already come across a creation of victoria's. working with designers, councils and private clients - victoria makes stunning work in all scales from her base in cullompton. she also shares her passion through a range of workshops. we love her use of materials and the beautiful way her works are sit in their final destinations. thanks for enhancing devon's stunning surroundings with your work victoria! have a beer on us.  

Victoria's work can be seen at - or via her page at