ABOUT

We are a drinks consultancy based in Tring, Hertfordshire, about 40 miles North West of London. Established in 2011, we hit the ground running with our first client, Proximo Spirits Inc, who asked us to launch their new rum, Kraken Black Spiced, in 10 international markets. Success was immediate, and we soon attracted attention from other well known drinks companies looking for business development solutions
Nick Woodward
Founder & Consultant

Nick started his marketing career in the tobacco industry, before switching vices in 1999 to become Global Brand Manager for Glenfiddich Scotch whisky. After a number of marketing and sales roles at William Grant & Sons, including Head of Marketing for Travel Retail, he joined the entreprenuerial Sagatiba company of Brazil in 2008. When that business was sold to Grupo Campari in 2011, he founded Brand Harbour with Jonathan.  

In his spare time, Nick is an amateur stand up comedian.

Tricia Osborne
Office Manager

Tricia joined Brand Harbour in 2015, after an administrative career in local education services. She runs a very tidy ship. She knows there is a place for everything and everything has it's place. While the consultants are away visiting clients or attending trade shows, she makes sure the agency keeps running smoothly. Think of her as the (turbocharged) engine of Brand Harbour. 

Tricia has no spare time - she's too busy keeping her family under control.

Jonathan Welch
Founder & Consultant

Jonathan's drinks experience began with Twining's Tea, selling our national drink across the globe. A six year stint at William Grant & Sons followed, including a move to Spain to manage the business in the Iberian peninsula. In 2006, Jonathan became European Sales Director for Flor de Cana Rum, before joining the Sagatiba company, to expand their global network. In 2011, after  Grupo Campari acquired Sagatiba, he founded Brand Harbour with Nick.  

Jonathan is passionate about, but utlimately disappointed by, Sheffield Utd FC.

Luisa Hallen
Consultant

Luisa has worked with a variety of spirits brands, including Ketel One, Gin Mare and Dewars Whisky. Perhaps the most exciting part was spending three years in India consulting with Bacardi Martini. Luisa joined the Brand Harbour team in 2019 and primarily helps to manage Brockmans Gin, Codigo Tequila and UNDONE in a multitude of markets.

Luisa is a certified yoga instructor and full time Mezcal lover. Originally from Venezuela, Luisa is fluent in both Spanish and English.

David Wallwork
Consultant

David has extensive experience of creating brands in both the soft drinks and premium spirits categories. After working with Coca Cola, he founded the successful Feel Good Drinks brand, which was sold to a rival in 2015. David then turned his attention to spirits, launching Freya, an innovative and sustainable spirit brand made from birch sap. David joined Brand Harbour in January 2019 to help with brand and business development.  

In his youth, David was a talented ballroom dancer.

Graham Gibson
Consultant

Graham's expertise in sales, liquid development, sourcing materials and 3rd party bottling is a result of over 30 years’ experience in the drinks industry. He has worked with the likes of Whitbread, Interbrew, Costa Coffee and Halewood Wines & Spirits and managed sales in UK and joint ventures in Asia. Graham was the Managing Director at H&A prestige bottling and as well as a Brand Harbour consultant is the founder of Alcohol Solutions LTD.

Graham loves to travel whenever possible but always makes time to watch Manchester City football club

Naomi Good
Consultant

Naomi started her career in hospitality, working overseas for a decade as an Area Manager for Skiworld, the UK’s largest independent ski tour operator. Returning to the UK she spent 3 years running large gin festivals, including the flagship GinFestival.com event at London’s Tobacco Dock, which attracted over 10,000 visitors. She joined Brand Harbour in 2019 to help manage our gin portfolio and to be the company's official 'Gin Ambassador'.

For fun, Naomi runs intimate gin festivals on the South Coast. 

Saira Thwaites
Consultant

Saira joined the team in Summer 2020 and takes care of our Digital Marketing. She leads Flaming Pig Whisky and Bem Bom Rum, but pitches in on our other brands where needed to inform on all things Digital Marketing. Before joining Brand Harbour, she worked with David on his spirit brand, Freya and then at 31DOVER, heading up the businesses subscriptions and online retail store. 

Saira enjoys photography, fashion and Copalli rum and cokes.

LET'S MEET

“We may be small, but we have years of experience and a successful track record. We look forward to meeting you and your team and helping define your goals, develop solutions - and then deliver them

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