JOHN PORTER - Freelance Journalist and Researcher

John Porter, journalist, researcher

I have more than 30 years’ experience as a journalist, editor, researcher, scriptwriter and copywriter, and I am a co-director of specialist hospitality PR agency ShielPorter Communications (

I am a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers, and an accredited Beer Sommelier. I’ve sat on judging panels for awards including The Publican Awards, The Publican Food & Drink Awards, The International Beer Challenge, CAMRA Champion Beer of Britain, CAMRA Champion Cider & Perry of Britain, Tesco Drinks Awards, Foodservice Sausage of the Year and the Face of British Pie Week.