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Ben Henry

Head of Commercial

Total years spent working within the industry?

16 years

How did you get into Hospitality?

By chance really! Stumbled on an office job that led me into hospitality

What was your first job in Hospitality? At this point were you aware of the paths possible beyond this?

I started my career with Interbrew (Now Budweiser Brewing Group) managing supply chain relationships with On-trade operators and at the time did not know what options were available to me.

What do you most enjoy about this industry?

Meeting new people and working on collaborative projects.

What does a typical day look like for you?

Having such a wide remit every day is different! From festivals to finance and everything in-between could be what I'm focusing on.

Tell us something we might not know about your field/sector?

Rum accounts for a bigger share of spirits than Whiskey in the UK and is worth more than £1b.

Single most important piece of advice given to you?

Never over promise and under deliver.

Advice you would offer to your younger self when you first entered the industry?

Hard work doesn’t go unnoticed.



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