Get to know Stewart Howard, Sales & Marketing Director, Ambijus... Who are you? Where are you from? And what do you do? My name is Stewart Howard, ‘The North’, Ambijus Sales & Marketing Director. What was your first job? I was a ‘Barista’ at a local garden centre in my hometown, I’m using the word 'Barista' lightly here, I was more of a glorified button presser. . What is the most rewarding part of your job? Meeting new people & learning new skills, the No & Low category is a great place to be right now. Who has been your biggest influence to get you to where you are today? Has to be Ben Branson, Founder of Seedlip. I had the pleasure of working alongside him for five years during my time at Seedlip/Aecorn. What is your favourite food and drink pairing? A dry cider & a cheese board, has to be! The perfect balance. What are the most important considerations when crafting your drink? Ingredients & provenance. Working with real ingredients gives us depth of flavour & aroma. Our inspiration comes from the Nordic landscape, boreal forests to unspoilt fjords and everything in-between. We work with ingredients native to Norway and extract their flavours and aromas using various techniques including fermentation, maceration & distillation. What is your favourite bar? Lyan-ess, great drinks, even better people! What is your motto in life? Tough one, recently I've tried to become better at the age old - “It’s better to ask for forgiveness then for permission” so far it’s worked well. Which celebrity would you most like to work with and why? Sir David Attenborough, there wouldn’t be a day that goes by when you wouldn’t learn something new about the natural world. When are you happiest? When I’m out on my bike, I do a lot of road cycling now that I've escaped to the countryside. If you were stranded on a dessert island and could have an infinite supply of three drinks; one is water, one is your own brand, what would your third be? Ethiopian Coffee!
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 Get to know Stewart Howard, Sales & Marketing Director, Ambijus...

  1. Who are you? Where are you from? And what do you do?

My name is Stewart Howard, ‘The North’, Ambijus Sales & Marketing Director.

  1. What was your first job?

I was a ‘Barista’ at a local garden centre in my hometown, I’m using the word 'Barista' lightly here, I was more of a glorified button presser. .

  1. What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Meeting new people & learning new skills, the No & Low category is a great place to be right now.

  1. Who has been your biggest influence to get you to where you are today?

Has to be Ben Branson, Founder of Seedlip. I had the pleasure of working alongside him for five years during my time at Seedlip/Aecorn.

  1. What is your favourite food and drink pairing?

A dry cider & a cheese board, has to be! The perfect balance.

  1. What are the most important considerations when crafting your drink?

Ingredients & provenance. Working with real ingredients gives us depth of flavour & aroma. Our inspiration comes from the Nordic landscape, boreal forests to unspoilt fjords and everything in-between. We work with ingredients native to Norway and extract their flavours and aromas using various techniques including fermentation, maceration & distillation.

  1. What is your favourite bar?

Lyan-ess, great drinks, even better people!

  1. What is your motto in life?

Tough one, recently I've tried to become better at the age old - “It’s better to ask for forgiveness then for permission” so far it’s worked well.

  1. Which celebrity would you most like to work with and why?

Sir David Attenborough, there wouldn’t be a day that goes by when you wouldn’t learn something new about the natural world.

  1. When are you happiest?

When I’m out on my bike, I do a lot of road cycling now that I've escaped to the countryside.

  1. If you were stranded on a dessert island and could have an infinite supply of three drinks; one is water, one is your own brand, what would your third be?

Ethiopian Coffee!