Mark is an entrepreneur, most notably as co-founder of Beer Hawk, the UK’s leading craft beer retailer, part of AB InBev’s Direct to Consumer business. Specialising in eCommerce and Direct to Consumer marketing, Mark has won numerous awards including Great British Entrepreneur of the Year (Small Business), and Business Person of the Year (SME National Business Awards).
Mark co-founded Beer Hawk in 2012 which he scaled from two mates in a shed, to a profitable business with a team of over 170 beer enthusiasts on a mission to inspire customers to find their next favourite beer. Mark joined AB InBev in 2016 and works closely with the Beer Hawk and Direct to Consumer business.
Before embarking on his entrepreneurial journey, Mark had a successful marketing career with several global businesses, including P&G, Lloyds Banking Group and Laithwaites Wines. He is also Deputy Chair for the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, and Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire (WYCA) Climate, Energy & Environment Committee.
Mark lives in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, with his young family of three children (and two rescue cats!), and enjoys tennis, travel and exploring new experiences with his family.