25 January 2023
The British Honey Company plc
("BHC" or the "Company")
Appointment of Non-Executive Director
BHC (AQUIS:BHC), the producer of premium British honey and craft spirits products, is pleased to announce the appointment to the board of Andrew Smallman as a Non-Executive Director with immediate effect.
Andrew brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the Company, having over 20 years' senior level experience within the drinks industry. Previous roles have included spirits buying director for Matthew Clark and more than 10 years as managing director of the
He is currently Managing Director of his own consultancy company, Hurstpoint Associates, supporting start-ups, brands looking to step change and advising company boards with their growth plans.
Commenting on the appointment , BHC's Chairman, Richard Day said:
"I am delighted to welcome Andy to the BHC board. His extensive experience and understanding of the spirits industry gained over many years is already proving to be invaluable in our discussions and will add greatly to the combined skills base of the board. We look forward to him joining us."
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About British Honey Company/Union Distillers
Launched in 2014, BHC/Union has an extensive collection of award-winning spirits brands. Its impressive range began with Keepr's British Honey Spirits infused with 100% pure British honey and now includes gin, rum, bourbon, and vodka. In 2020 it expanded further after acquiring the brands of the London Distillery Company (Dodd's Organic Gin, London Distillery Rye and Single Malt Whisky.
In February 2021, BHC completed the acquisition of Union Distillers Limited, based in Market Harborough,
In addition, Union distils spirits on behalf of a range of B2C customers including some major supermarkets. Union was awarded BRC Global Standard for Food safety in April 2022
Further information on Andrew Donald Smallman, age 61
Andy Smallman does not have a beneficial interest in the Company's issued share capital.
Save as set out below, there is no further information regarding Mr. Smallman that is required to be disclosed pursuant to Appendix 1, Table A, paragraph 5.1.2 of the AQSE Exchange Growth Market - Rules for Issuers.
Previous Directorships in the last five years
Brand Perspectives Ltd
Hurstpoint Associates Limited
Bibendum Off Trade Limited
Peppermint Events Limited
Walker and Wodehouse Wines Limited
West Country Beverages Limited
On 16 January 2007, Andrew Smallman was appointed as a director of Vintage Drinks Limited. Vintage Drinks Limited went into creditors' voluntary liquidation on 22 June 2011. The company was dissolved on 15 August 2014 with unsatisfied unsecured creditors of approximately
On 24 October 1997, Andrew Smallman was appointed as a director of Cellar 5 Group Limited. Cellar 5 Group Limited went into creditors' voluntary liquidation on 4 February 2003 and was subsequently dissolved on 1 August 2006. Mr. Smallman was not subject to any investigation or adverse criticism.
There is no further information required to be disclosed pursuant to Rule 4.9 of the AQSE Growth Market Apex Rulebook.