THE ARTISAN DRINKS CO.

An entrepreneur and an artist walk into a bar…
No joke – it happened. That’s where they met Mikey.
The rest, as they say, is history.

Our team is an eclectic mix of experts within their field,
united by a passionate pursuit of excellence, a bias to
challenge the status quo and drive to make ‘stuff’ happen.

Founder, brand creator, entrepreneur

Having previously created healthy juice drinks brand Feel Good Drinks, Steve is now pursuing a labour of love to make superb Artisan mixers to complement his favourite spirits.

With a passion for building premium drinks brands and willingness to go where others fear to tread, Steve is the captain of the good ship Artisan and setting sail for the best bars throughout the world.

Artist, visionary, style icon

Screen printing with one hand and a cup of tea in the other is where Al is most comfortable. We’re happy to supply him with all the tea in Yorkshire (he’s a lad from the North), so long as he continues to create such amazing and elegant art.

Al takes inspiration from artists such as Andy Warhol & Rene Gruau, then brings his unique colour, style & sophistication to every canvas.

Top bartender, award winner, influencer

Winner of Outstanding Contribution in Australian Bartender Magazine Awards and owner of Australia’s Gin bar of the Year... just 2 of the gongs that have gone to gin enthusiast Mikey. His Barber Shop venue not only offers male grooming services, it also has a cocktail bar which is one of Sydney’s hidden treasures with a superb range of artisanal spirits & cocktails in a stylish classic European bar setting.

With his bartending skills and knowledge of the finest spirits, Mikey’s the main man when it comes to creating innovative, outstanding Artisan recipes to compliment craft spirits.

Marketer, brand builder, yoga fanatic

Previously a head of marketing for Coca-Cola Amatil, it’s fair to say that Berlinda is big in the world of beverages. Her creativity, passion and knowledge are what we are harnessing to drive our brand and there’s so much of it that we wish we could bottle it.

She keeps a level head when under pressure to which we owe her Yoga instructor a debt of gratitude. Namaste.

Investor Director

Gareth is our Investor Director in Australia and New Zealand. With a strong marketing and sales background built up on the mean streets of South London, he is our Dynamo Downunder offering a clear direction to winning new business and creating partnerships.

With more energy and bounce than a kangaroo with very long legs, when he’s not recommending to virtually everyone he meets they should stock Artisan Drinks, Gareth can be found soft sand running on Bondi Beach!

Financier, legislator, abacus user

Mike is our numbers guy, the Yoda of spreadsheets and our go-to guy when things just don’t add up. Mike is also an expert on all things taxation and corporate partnerships, handy skills for an ambitious Artisan company like ours.

Steve & Mike are long time friends since meeting at University where they formed a central defensive partnership in the Sunday morning team, with 100% commitment making up for a complete lack of height & pace.

Brand and Operations Manager

Rosie brings a mix of experience and a bubbly personality into managing Artisan’s brand and operations, and she also loves to travel! Rosie’s Latin America adventure saw her volunteering at a boutique hostel in Colombia, and it is here where she learnt the art of mixology...stirring her Artisan journey into fruition!

Inspired by her travels Rosie wants to share the Artisan brand as far and wide as possible!

Business Development Manager

After 6 years of working in the not-for-profit sports sector, James fancied a new challenge and is now our super star UK Business Development Manager for the South!

Not usually more than 5 metres away from a football, James is a huge sport fan (BBC Sport is his homepage), and carries this competitive nature across to Artisan!