"I have spent the last 50 years in business building Brands and People and in my semi-retirement I now focus on a few specific areas: entrepreneurial activities, mentoring, writing and philanthropy."

ENTREPRENEUR

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THE LAST DROP DISTILLERS LIMITED- "THE WORLD'S MOST EXCLUSIVE SPIRITS COMPANY"

Together with my long term friend and partner Tom Jago we spent most of our commercial careers building and/or creating volume brands for multinational companies...


RISK TO REWARD - MIMECAST LTD "PROTECTING EMAILS AGAINST ATTACK"

Mimecast Limited is a provider of cloud security and risk management services for corporate information and e-mail. The Company’s suite of cloud services protects customers from the business and data security risks...

MENTORING AND OTHER ENTREPRENEURIAL INVESTMENTS

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I enjoy innovation and following exciting new ideas. I also strongly believe we have a responsibility to offer help and advice as appropriate to the next generation. For some 25 years I have been a mentor to a number of young business people and it is a pleasure to meet with them and discuss their ideas or simply to offer general advice. In some cases I am an active investor as an angel in support of a number of potential new  brands/businesses.

I am also delighted to be actively involved with The Marketing Society of Great Britain, available to help future marketers in any way possible.

"Where there is no vision the people perish"

 

MONTANE

Montane engineers innovative, lightweight, breathable clothing and equipment for endurance sports and activities in extreme environments.

www.montane.co.uk


BRITTPAC

Brittpac produces revolutionary paint cans from recyclable material. They reduce carbon footprint, are environmentally friendly, safe, reliable and excellent value for money.

www.brittpac.com


PALLITE

Pallite is a lightweight, strong and recyclable paper range, manufactured by The Alternative Pallet Company Limited.  This includes pallets, pallet boards and collapsible boxes as a genuine environmentally friendly alternative to wood.  Major benefits include transport savings, carbon reductions and a lower risk of accidents.

www.pallite.co.uk


HAWTHORNS GIN

Hawthorn's Gin is a beautifully well crafted, single batch gin that was originally created in the Second World War by a highly decorated officer in the Royal Navy who used his contraband to boost morale among his troops.  Today, his Grandson has turned his Grandfathers hobby into his business and created a London Dry Gin that is smooth and delicate yet has such exquisite citrus notes that it leaves the drinker wanting more.  And more. 

Not quite two years old, Hawthorn's has won two gold medals at the prestigious San Francisco Spirits Competition thereby cementing itself as one of the best gins the world has to offer.  Quite an achievement for a newcomer whose gin costs only $20/ bottle - less than half the price of some of its competitors.  

www.hawthornsgin.com


BOLD SPIRITS LONDON - A UNIQUE BRITISH APERITIF

Bold Spirits is a hand crafted, all natural, bold aperitif.  Distilled grain spirit is infused with tart, sour cherries, 15 botanicals and cassia bark to add a hint of bitterness.  The result is a rich cherry spirit with a beautifully warm rounded spiciness and a delicate floral bite.

www.boldspiritslondon.com


TAG MARSHAL - SPEEDING UP GOLF PLAY

Tagmarshal is a unique system for golf courses to speed up play and thus enhance the golfing experience as well as generating superb revenue.

www.tagmarshal.com


THE WORLD’S FIRST SMALL BEER BREWERY

The World's first brewery dedicated to the production of small beer - Small Beer, Big Taste, Sustainably Brewed.

www.theoriginalsmallbeer.com


MARLINSPIKE, RUM BUT NOT AS YOU KNOW IT

The age-old french word for knitting inspired the British Navy to name the expert nautical tool and dagger a MarlinSpike. It became a symbol of seaman proficiency, daring pioneer-ship, and because of it's controlled power and grace, even the marlin-fish. 

Inspired by the meaning of MarlinSpike, we set out to create the ultimate spirit to deliver refreshing drinkability, just right flavor, entirely new taste sensations and a range of mix-applications to date not seen before in one spirit. In terms of tonic water aroma matching, the blend is even conclusively superior to any leading gin.

To turn this aim into reality our 888 High-seas blend has been crafted of aged and somewhat mysterious Caribbean rums, known to experts for their divergent yet complementary terroirs and excellence in rum making. For the magic freshness dimension we have added yet another rum.

To find out more, please go to:

https://www.marlinspike.com


WANDSWORTH HOLDING COMPANY LLC 

Purveyors of fine wands, offering one-of-a-kind Wand Makers Starter Kits that allow fans of mythology and fantasy to experience the handcrafting of personal, authentic, real-life wands from premium natural materials while discovering a little magic of their own making.

www.wandmasters.com