Brand Harbour build export networks for beverage brands. We specialise in premium spirits, finding new customers around the world for our clients and managing this business on their behalf, working closely with all partners to ensure global ambitions are achieved.
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What we can do for you
Think of us as an outsourced international business development department.
We specialise in route-to-market solutions, particularly for brand owners with emerging or challenger brands. We will expand your brand's reach around the world through our network of importers, and our consumer focused approach is invaluable in successfully building client brands and achieving international goals.
We have a proven track record delivering results for some of the world’s most iconic premium alcohol brands, such as Brockmans Gin, Kraken Spiced Rum, BuzzBallz Cocktails, Zubrowka Vodka and Puerto De Indias Gin.
We also have a distribution centre in Holland which provides a first class logistics service, ready to satisfy the demands of the global marketplace.
We are members of the WSTA
Co-Founder, Brockmans Gin
"We have been more than happy with the service provided by Brand Harbour and the incremental sales volume they have generated. We did not hesitate for a second in renewing their contract for a further three years."
Over 40,000 cases sold in first year of partnership, having identified and appointed importers in UK & Ireland. Planned and implemented the brand launch with targeted social media, PR support and a programme of consumer and trade shows. Now focusing on European roll out with ambition to triple first year's sales.
08_THE BRAND HARBOUR TEAM
Jonathan's drink experience began at Twining's Tea, before six years at William Grant & Sons, including managing the Iberian business from Madrid. In 2006, he moved to Flor de Cana Rum, before joining the Sagatiba company, to expand their global network. In 2011, he founded Brand Harbour with Nick.
Jonathan is passionate about, but ultimately disappointed by, Sheffield Utd FC.
Nick started his drinks industry career at William Grant & Sons, working with well-known brands Glenfiddich, Hendricks Gin and Reyka Vodka, before moving to Sagatiba, the Brazilian cachaça company. When that business was acquired by Grupo Campari, he founded Brand Harbour with Jonathan.
In his spare time, Nick is an amateur stand up comedian.
Tricia joined Brand Harbour in 2015, after a successful career in local education services. She is a great administrator and makes sure customers get their orders, brand owners get paid and everything runs as smoothly as possible. Her middle name should be 'Organised' but her parents chose Josephine.
Tricia has very little spare time - she's too busy keeping her family under control.
Originally from Venezuela, Luisa has worked with a variety of spirits brands, including Ketel One Vodka, Gin Mare and Dewars Whisky. She also spent three years in India consulting for Bacardi Martini. Luisa joined Brand Harbour in 2019 and primarily manages brands from our Spanish speaking clients.
Luisa is a certified yoga instructor and full time Mezcal lover.
Naomi started her career in hospitality, working as a ski rep for a decade. Returning to the UK she spent 3 years running gin festivals, including a flagship event in London for over 10,000 visitors. She joined Brand Harbour in 2019 and focuses on the gin, rum and RTD brands in the portfolio.
To relax, Naomi likes playing tennis and going for long walks in the rain.
David is a natural brand creator, launching his own brands in the soft drink and premium spirits categories. After stints at Coca Cola and Britvic, he founded the successful Feel Good Drinks brand before launching Freya, a sustainable spirit made from birch sap. He joined Brand Harbour in January 2019.
In his youth, David was a talented and athletic ballroom dancer.
David has significant drinks experience, including managing the sales and marketing of Ty Nant water in 40 countries. He also ran his own UK drinks business, successfully launching Copperhead gin, Gin Mare and Mezcal Marca Negra. He is the UK & Ireland specialist at Brand Harbour.
Originally training as a chef, David still likes ‘creating’ in his kitchen at home.
Carl joined the team in 2022. He has extensive experience of international sales and managing importers, having developed the export business for UK brewers Greene King and Thwaites, Funkin Cocktails and the tonic range from Artisan Drinks. Carl will continue to work part-time with Artisan.
Carl is passionate about rugby and history and would like to play more golf.