New blood on the Board of Directors
Charles Dent, Chairman, is delighted to announce the appointment of three new family members as Non-Executive Directors of Timothy Taylor’s. Benjamin Dent, Sarah Dent and Claire Hodgson are all descendants of the founder Timothy Taylor and bring a wealth of commercial experience. They were interviewed by a panel of non-family board directors and selected from a strong pool of candidates.
Sarah is daughter of Charles who currently holds the position of Chairman and ran the business from 1995 until 2014. She is a marketing professional and has over seven years’ experience, specialising in advertising within the financial services sector. Sarah joined Jupiter Asset Management in October 2011 and heads up the centralised advertising and sponsorship team, looking after Jupiter’s brand, advertising and sponsorship strategy on a global basis.
Benjamin is Sarah’s cousin and is the son of Diana, a serving board member and daughter of Lord Ingrow, John Taylor. He is a Partner at Smith & Williamson Investment Management LLP, a leading privately owned financial services company, where he is responsible for the management of investment portfolios for private clients, trusts and charities. Ben is also an analyst for the pub, beverage and leisure sectors.
Claire is the great great great grand daughter of Timothy Taylor and her lineage follows from Robert, Timothy’s son. Ben and Sarah are descendants of Percy who was Timothy’s other son. Claire is a local girl and grew up in Cononley near Skipton. She now lives in Burley in Wharfedale and works for Freemans Grattan Holdings (FGH) in a senior marketing role. Since graduating Claire has undertaken a number of commercial roles for The Direct Marketing Group and for the last six years with FGH. Her current role is Marketing Manager for Kaleidoscope where she is responsible for the brand’s customer acquisition strategy, retention strategy and execution of both.
Tim Dewey, Chief Executive, states ‘I am very much looking forward to working with Sarah, Ben and Claire who will bring fresh ideas to the board and help us drive the next phase of growth within our iconic Yorkshire business. Being the last independently owned brewery in West Yorkshire we are proud of our family heritage and delighted to welcome the next generation.’
The three new directors – from left to right. Sarah Dent, Benjamin Dent and Claire Hodgson.