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
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 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.
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.
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.
Tara joined the Brand Harbour team in Summer 2016. After 16 years working at Chesterfield based drinks company Global Brands, she has a wealth of experience in global alcohol sales and customer management. She has launched some of the UK’s most recognisable alcohol brands into Europe and also has extensive business experience in markets further afield, such as South America, Africa and the Far East.
Tara is fluent in Spanish and fond of chilled pink Rioja.
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.
Travel Retail Consultant
Tim joined Brand Harbour in Spring 2019 as our Global Travel Retail expert. Having started in the drinks industry with Bass Brewers, Tim entered the world of spirits when he joined Whyte & Mackay, ultimately managing their business with the World Duty Free Group. In 2015, Tim moved to Beam Suntory to look after their largest travel retail account, Gebr Heinemann and developed a long-term and successful growth strategy.
To relax Tim likes to compete in long distance running events.
“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"