Benevolent becomes The Drinks Trust

Industry charity The Benevolent unveiled a rebrand to The Drinks Trust during its annual ball at the Natural History Museum in London last night (12 March), which raised more than £43,000 (US$54,000). Under its new name, The Drinks Trust will evolve into a community-focussed organisation, offering support and services through mentoring, vocational tools and networking opportunities – all designed to boost the drinks industry. The Drinks Trust will also offer new wellbeing services, such as sleep…

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Gin distillery creates hand sanitiser for Benevolent Ball

London-based 58 Gin Distillery has created a gin-based hand sanitiser for The Benevolent after the drinks charity struggled to find an adequate amount for its annual ball tonight (12 March). The Benevolent Ball will take place at the Natural History Museum in London this evening. A total of 450 guests are expected to attend. However, due to the coronavirus outbreak hand sanitiser has been in short supply. To ensure The Benevolent Ball would have enough…

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The week in pictures

A British team of four rowers has been crowned the winner of this year’s Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge after travelling 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean in 32 days, 12 hour and 35 minutes. Fortitude IV, which was made up of teammates Ollie Palmer, Tom Foley, Hugh Gillum and Max Breet, rowed from La Gomera in the Canary Islands to English Harbour, Antigua, where they crossed the finish line on 13 January. The remaining teams…

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Benevolent appoints Ross Carter CEO

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has appointed former head of London Wine Fair Ross Carter as its new CEO. Carter, who headed up London Wine Fair from 2013 to 2017, will take over from current CEO Chris Porter from 15 July. Michael Saunders, chairman of The Benevolent, said: “The board of trustees and I are delighted to welcome Ross to the role of CEO of The Benevolent and he has our full support as we…

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Benevolent CEO Chris Porter to depart

Chris Porter will step down as CEO of drinks industry charity The Benevolent after fewer than 18 months in the role. Porter succeeded former Benevolent CEO David Cox, who retired at the end of 2017. Porter became the first Benevolent CEO from a logistics service background in the charity’s 133-year history when he took up the post. Prior to this role, Porter had been involved with the charity for more than 20 years. He had…

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