Homewood joins Hayman’s from Tanqueray, where he worked as UK brand ambassador for more than three years. Prior to this he worked for some of London’s leading bars including the Arts Club, Kensington Roof Gardens and The Hospital Club.
Commenting on his move, Homewood said: “I’m thrilled to join the oldest gin distilling family in England. It’s a wonderful range to work with and a huge opportunity to join the team at such an important moment as we work to relocate distillation back to London and strengthen our presence across the UK.”
'Tremendous story to tell'
Homewood is the latest in a succession of appointments to the Hayman’s team, as the business seeks to further develop its UK and international business.
Commenting on the new role, brand director Jonathan Gibson said: “Tim would be a wonderful asset to any team and we are delighted he has chosen to join Hayman’s at this exciting juncture in the brand’s development.
“The Hayman family has a tremendous story to tell – with five generations of distilling experience dating back well over 150 years. Tim will play a key role in helping us bring this story to life both in our distillery and through external events and visits across the UK.”
Tax threat for gin
Founded in 1863, Hayman’s is a family-owned producer that makes traditional styles of English Gin.
Meanwhile, the drinks trade has warned that a horrendous tax bill could choke the dramatic growth of the gin industry if the Chancellor does not freeze duty on spirits.
Chancellor Philip Hammond has received a letter from 17 of the country’s top distillers and the Wine and Spirit Trade Association. The letter outlines concerns that a rise in duty on spirits in next month’s (November) Budget could see the sector decline.