Stephen joined the company in January 2005, having previously been a Regional Director with Brambles Industrial Services in the UK and Netherlands. He has an honours degree in Geology/Geography, a Master in Business Administration and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply. As Managing Director, Stephen oversees the running of the business in all its aspects and is passionate about Penderyn Distillery
As well as his role at Penderyn, Stephen is also Chairman of the Craft Distillers Alliance and a Director of Browns Hotel, Laugharne.
Neil has worked in the Food business for more than 30 years in categories stretching from Biscuits and Peanuts, through Fruit Juice to Yogurt and Ice Cream ! His business experience has been gained in both the UK and overseas including a two year stint in Moscow. He joined the business in mid-2011 to further strengthen the team and help lead the company to new heights.
DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
A Chartered Chemist (MRSC), Neil graduated in 1988 with a BSc.Hons in Chemistry and Physiology and was subsequently awarded an MBA in 2000 from UWCN. Having initially worked as a Research Scientist he went on to gain first hand experience across the Business Lifecycle in Product Development, Production, Logistics and Supply Chain before working in Sales and Customer Relationship Management. He has experience of both SME and large Corporate Organisations, having been the MD of a FTSE 100 corporation business, in sectors such as fmcg, pharmaceuticals, heavy industry and outsourced service provision. Neil is responsible for operations across the distillery, maturation warehousing, bottling, packing and despatch.