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Executive Employment

2000-2008:
Co-Founder and Chief Executive - The Capital Pub Company PLC. (www.capitalpubcompany.com)
A business start-up under the Enterprise Investment Scheme which joined the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange in June 2007.

In September 2011 Greene King bought the Company and its 35 London pubs for an enterprise value of £93m. giving its original shareholders a threefold tax-free capital gain.

In 2010 the Company won the accolade of “Best Managed Pub Company” at The Publican Awards.

1998-2000:
Founder and Chief Executive - Honeypot Inns PLC.
A joint venture start-up between David Bruce’s private investment company, Brew Securities Ltd., and Brakspear’s Brewery of Henley-on-Thames. Developed a new group of managed pubs before Brakspear’s purchased Brew Securities' 50% shareholding after 2 years trading.

1993-1997:
Marketing and Development Director - Grosvenor Inns PLC – a fully-listed company on the London Stock Exchange. Responsible for the national roll-out of The Slug & Lettuce chain of branded bars.

In 1996 Grosvenor Inns won the accolade “Best Independent Pub Operator” at The Publican Awards.


1979-Present:
Executive Chairman - Bruce’s Brewery PLC (now Brew Securities Ltd)

Founder of Bruce’s Brewery and the Firkin chain of pubs which were sold in 1988 for £6.6m to Allied Domecq International, subsequently becoming their largest retail brand. Provided consultancy services and invested in new business start-ups in the international brewing industry from Paris to Seattle via New York and Denver.

In 1994 David received the highest personal accolade at The Publican Awards for “Outstanding Services to the Industry”.

1966-1978:
Early career included 6 years brewing with both Courage, Barclay & Simonds Ltd and Theakston’s Brewery followed by 6 years licensed retailing with Charram Ltd and The Star Group of Companies.