Getting to Know: Martin Filippides

Getting to know: Martin Filippides
Getting to know: Martin Filippides

We have 14 questions and we want answers!

Martin Filippides is a director of Berkhamsted’s Haresfoot Brewery – which opened earlier this year to become the first beer producer in the town for 100 years. He is group HR director of Essex-based Matindale Pharma. On his LinkedIn page, he describes himself as ‘a skilled change management practitioner with broad global experience, with particular expertise in Asia and the USA’.

What is your favourite food?

Martin Filippides

What’s the most played song on your iPod?

Stairway to Heaven

Your favourite quote?

Some people wanted champagne and caviar when they should have had beer and hot dogs - Dwight D. Eisenhower. Read more at

Favourite thing to do to relax?


Thing you hate doing the most?

Cleaning the Brewery toilets

Invite five famous people for dinner, past or present - who and why?

All the Spice Girls, I think they’re great!

Your Favourite place to go in Dacorum?

The Boat pub, great staff and nice view of the canal

If the world was ending in 2014, what would you do 

Drink more Haresfoot Beer

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be and why?

Jesus walking on water

As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A doctor

What was the last film you watched?

Rambo – Rambo (starring Sylvester Stallone) is a film series based on the David Morrell novel First Blood and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled Vietnam War veteran and former Green Beret who is skilled in many aspects of survival, weaponry, hand-to-hand combat and guerrilla warfare.

What’s the hardest thing you’ve ever done?

Brew my first beer

What’s the best/worst gift you’ve ever given/received?

Best - A bike from my mum and dad for Christmas

Worst - A tie from mum and dad for Christmas with reindeer on it

How would you like to be 

As a man of integrity

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