British Honey Co. - Directorate Change: Appointment of NED
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British Honey Company PLC (The)
25 January 2023

25 January 2023

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The British Honey Company plc

("BHC" or the "Company")


Board Change


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 UK business of Halewood Wines & Spirits, part of Halewood International, the global distiller and distributor of artisanal spirits.

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, Leicestershire. Over the years Union has grown to become an independent producer and distributor of its 'own label' brands and "white label" spirits. It has well-invested infrastructure which includes its own stills and a bonded warehouse. Union has a strong manufacturing capability, established brands and an extensive and growing retail and wholesale customer base. Products include its premium, proprietary "Two Birds" range of spirits comprising 11 gins, seven vodkas, a spiced rum and a 29% ABV espresso vodka liqueur.

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.

Current Directorships

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 £15,644.51 according to the notice of final account prior to dissolution, filed at company's house on 15 May 2014.


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.

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