Our Team

Andrew Pearson 

Andrew is the founder and owner of Beer without Borders and Riverside tap.

He started the project to join Scottish and European brewers and create a united brewing community. 

Vanessa Beeston

Vanessa is a graphic designer by trade and has created all the wonderful logos and signs for Beer Without Borders. 

She is an amazing cook and makes meals for BWB events.

This is also how her and Andy met though her dinners run in a coffee shop in Innerleithen.

Scott Backhausen

Scott has experience working in hospitality and he joined us while on furlough from his job in Edinburgh as a volunteer. Since then he has become a vital member of the team and thoroughly enjoyed his time here. 

Now that he is back at work he comes back every fortnight to help us out and this also allows him to see his family who live in Dumfries.  

Matteo Sillitti

Harry Garton 

Harry is the infrastructure and project manager of all building renovations and other logistics.

Harry is a very important person in the team. 

Rosie Day 

Rosie joined us during her summer holidays while home from St Andrews University. 

She joined the team in the early days of the full opening of the Riverside Tap and has played a key role in establishing protocols for the running of the tap room.

After her return to studying she will continue to coordinate the social media and involvement in the tap room. 

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