Cooper King Distillery hires first full-time employee

26th April, 2019 by Nicola Carruthers

Yorkshire-based Cooper King Distillery has appointed Laura Bartram as its events and development manager to support the company’s “rapid growth”.

Laura Bartram has joined Cooper King Distillery

Bartram will be the English gin and whisky distillery’s first full-time employee.

Hailing from Pickering, north Yorkshire, Bartram has an array of experience in the drinks industry. She founded and managed a cocktail bar for the past three years.

In her new role, Bartram will be responsible for a number of on- and off-site events, developing cocktails for the distillery bar and new releases, and assisting with spirits production.

Cooper & King was founded in 2016 by Chris Jaume and Abbie Nielson. Whisky production is due to begin at the site this summer.

“We’re delighted to have welcomed Laura to the Cooper King team; this has been an extremely exciting year for us and it’s fantastic to have Laura joining the journey,” said Neilson.

“We were immediately impressed with Laura’s experience and she has already proven to be a real asset to the team, it’s a pleasure to have her on board.”

Bartram added: “I am thrilled to be working for Cooper King Distillery, an exciting start-up company with such an inspiring story behind it.

“It’s great to be able to apply the industry knowledge I’ve gained into a company which is continuously focused on having a positive impact on the environment and creating fantastic, innovative spirits.”

Cooper King Distillery is offering whisky fans the opportunity to buy full casks of its spirit.

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