Paul Beavis, the UK and North America managing director of Champagne Lanson, has confirmed he is to stand down from the drink’s producer after 20 years with the business.
During his two-decade tenure, Beavis took responsibility for expanding the family-run champagne business throughout Europe and Asia, with the UK being the brands largest export market.
François Van Aal, president, Champagne Lanson, said: “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. 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 added: “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).”
Beavis is also credited with overseeing an extension of Lanson’s exclusive partnership with the All England Lawn Tennis Club while retaining the brands Royal Warrant and establishing an exclusive partnership with the O2 Arena.
In 2017 Lanson marked the 40th anniversary of its Wimbledon partnership.