Paul Beavis leaves Lanson in ‘commanding position’ after 20 years

By Charlotte Turner |

Paul-Beavis-Champagne-LansonChampagne Lanson’s UK & North America Managing Director, Paul Beavis, is stepping down from the role after 20 years with the company. His replacement has not yet been named.

 

“Paul Beavis has overseen the growth of the brand in the UK and key Export territories and was instrumental in reinvigorating the brand and our key partners and sponsorships in the UK,” says François Van Aal, President, Champagne Lanson.

 

“He is leaving the company in a commanding position for which we are truly grateful. Paul will be leaving at the end of December to explore new opportunities.”

 

Beavis was responsible for growing new markets across Europe and Asia and defining the company’s growth strategy.

 

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Paul Beavis (left) speaking to members of the media at Wimbledon in July.

During Beavis’s 20 years at Lanson, he has overseen the extension of Lanson’s exclusive partnership with the AELTC and is also credited with maintaining the brand’s Royal Warrant and forming exclusive partnerships with the O2 Arena and other sporting associations during his tenure.

 

UK REMAINS BRAND’S LARGEST EXPORT MARKET

At a media event hosted in July, Lanson announced the renewal of its status as official champagne partner of The Championships, Wimbledon for a further five years.

 

“It is very exciting to be able to continue to be a part of the Wimbledon story and we have ambitious plans to build on its success,” said Beavis at the event.

 

At the event the company also revealed plans to up its exposure in global travel retail, with the company’s division now being handled centrally in France.

 

“After 20 quite remarkable years, I have decided to relinquish my position as Managing Director UK and North America at Champagne Lanson,” says Beavis.

 

“I take pride in the knowledge that for a small family run Champagne House, the UK remains the brand’s largest export market and we have built and retained our status and position as the second largest Champagne group worldwide (with eight brands including Lanson).

 

“I am also immensely proud of the great partnerships and relationships I have forged over two decades at Lanson and I know that I will be leaving them – and my incredible team – in the capable hands of my successor.”

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