Bryony is an experienced executive coach, PR professional and wine educator. She began her career in public relations in 1989 working for a major international consultancy before deciding to enter the wine business. After stints at Bottoms Up and John Harvey & Sons in Bristol, she passed her WSET Diploma with flying colours and soon began running wine tastings – initially for friends and then at Harveys Wine Cellars and Restaurant.
Through ‘word of mouth’ her reputation for creating fun and informal, yet informative wine tastings grew and Bryony travelled across the south of England running corporate hospitality events, private parties and training for hotel and restaurant staff. In 1998 she became a member of the Association of Wine Educators.
In 2004 Bryony set up Proven Communication, a drinks specialist PR agency, bringing together her drinks sector knowledge and her PR skills. Since 2004 she has worked with a diverse range of wine, champagne, cider, beer and spirits clients ranging from Dom Pérignon and Wolf Blass to Westons Cider and Martell Cognac. In 2015 she also qualified as a professional executive coach and now works with senior managers and entrepreneurs, largely in the food and drink industries, helping them to achieve greater business and career success.
Bryony still enjoys organising tailor-made tutored wine evenings for corporate entertainment and private parties, which enables her to share her infectious enthusiasm for all things vinous!
Corporate events, Private tastings, Trade/Sommelier training, After dinner speaking
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Executive coaching and drinks PR
Champagne & Sparkling Wines
WSET Diploma with Honours, WSET Diploma Spanish wine bursary 1997, WSET Diploma Austrian Wine Bursary 1998