Former Marston’s CEO Ralph Findlay was recognised in the New Year’s Honours with an OBE for services to the hospitality sector. Findlay served as CEO for 20 years at Marston’s PLC and is currently Chair at C&C Group and Chair at Vistry PLC. He was a board director at BBPA for a number of years and previously served as Chair. In 2021 he was awarded the BBPA Chairman’s Award for his outstanding contribution to the beer and pub sector. In 2020 he spearheaded a transformational deal between Carlsberg and Marston’s Beer Company creating Carlsberg Marston’s Beer Company during the pandemic. This positioned Marston’s Pubs as a pure pub play business fit for the future in 2021.
During his tenure he championed the initiative to instal Rapid EV Chargers at Marston’s pubs in 2017. There are now over 120 sites live, the second biggest independent rapid charging network in the UK and Marston’s also became the first hospitality group to achieve zero waste to landfill in 2018.
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