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Simon Berry

Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd

London, UK

Chairman

Berry Bros & Rudd Ltd

Simon Berry
Biography
Simon Berry joined his family firm, Berry Bros & Rudd, in 1977, and through sheer hard work, business acumen, astonishing vision and a tiny amount of nepotism became Chairman in January 2005. Previously he had been involved in the Marketing side of the company, trying to balance the heritage of a business founded in 1698 with the modern demands of the 21st century wine & spirits industry. He was responsible for the company's presence in Heathrow Airport, their expansion into Asia and - as early as 1994 - their venture into cyberspace with their multi-award winning website bbr.com.

Simon Berry’s Newsfeed

31 Aug 2017
Simon Berry: Good years for the rosé

Berry Bros & Rudd has quenched thirsts since 1698. Now, 319 years later, a wave of corporate governance changes is setting it up for the next three centuries. Peter Crush reports...The new rules sound draconian, but are needed, Berry says. “Any family member who wants to be part of the business effectively has to apply now. They have to be accepted by someone on the board who is not a member of the family. They have to have a degree, and not only that, they have to have worked in a business outside the wine trade for a minimum of three years.” According to Berry, such conditions effectively “raise the bar” and ensure the most talented members of the family actually want to join.

24 May 2017
Berry Bros & Rudd opens new retail site

Chairman, Simon Berry comments: “When I first started working for the family business 40 years ago, No3 St James’s Street wasn’t really a shop. It was known as the office and customers would come in to be greeted by one of the shop assistants and handed a price list.  No3 was never designed for retail, and that is why we’re all so thrilled to have this opportunity to open 63 Pall Mall..."

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Simon Berry’s Background

Chairman
Nov 1977 - Present
As Britain's oldest wine and spirit merchant, Berry Bros & Rudd having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong, a Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in London's St James's.
Council Member; Chairman of the Development Board
Jun 2011 - Present
RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art) offers world-leading vocational training for actors, stage managers, designers and technical stage craft specialists.

Other Business Interests

Board Member
Jun 2014 - Present
London, UK
RADA in Business takes the world-leading actor training offered by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, perfected since 1904, and tailors it for business professionals to enable them to be the best version of themselves in the workplace. As you would expect from an institution with a reputation for excellence, a training course with us is unlike any other.
Trustee
Jan 2005 - Jun 2015
London, UK
Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust is the only UK charity dedicated to women affected by cervical cancer and cervical abnormalities. They provide information, emotional and practical support to women, their families and friends affected 24 hours a day and at every step of the journey.

Simon Berry’s Education

OPM 32
2001 - 2003
1971 - 1975