Lawson will talk about the learnings from the integration of 1,900 pubs from Punch into the Star estate and the unique role the company plays in its global brewing parent company, Heineken.
Lawson Mountstevens joined Grand Met Brewing as a graduate trainee in 1990, and has held numerous commercial roles with Scottish Courage, Scottish & Newcastle and now HEINEKEN UK. His roles have included Sales Managing Director Courage East, Sales Managing Director National Sales and most recently Managing Director, On Trade, HEINEKEN UK where he drove a continuous improvement agenda that strengthened the company with customers the length and breadth of the UK. In 2016, following the decision to appoint a dedicated Management Team member to lead Star Pubs & Bars, Lawson became Managing Director, Star Pubs & Bars. He led the acquisition of pubs from Punch Taverns in 2017, and now oversees the Star Pubs & Bars estate of 2,900 pubs.