Hello, I’m


Entrepreneur & Angel Investor


A quick intro...

Mark is a serial entrepreneur, non-exec Director and angel investor.

He combines Board-level B2C marketing experience with e-commerce and digital innovation to help businesses rapidly scale.

He has won several awards as the Co-Founder of Beer Hawk, which he set up in 2012 and scaled to the largest UK online craft beer retailer, before selling to AB InBev in 2016.

Beer Hawk

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Mark co-founded Beer Hawk in 2012, and scaled it to become the UK’s leading craft beer retailer

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Mark is Deputy Chair for the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)

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ZX Ventures

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Mark is a Global Director for ZX Ventures, and Board Director for multiple venture companies

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AFC Harrogate IAP

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Mark is the Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel for the Army Foundation College in Harrogate

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Mark is an investor in CopperTree Developments, developing unique design-led homes in the Midlands

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Motion Graphic

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Mark is the Chair of the Harrogate Place Board, designed to mobilise initiatives across the Harrogate District

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SME National Business Awards

Business Person of the Year

Award to recognise a "business person or entrepreneur who shows outstanding initiative, boldness and imagination in the enterprise, as well as sound management practices"

Northern eCommerce Awards

Food & Drink Website of the Year

Award that "recognises and rewards an exceptional food or drink sector website” Read more »

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Great British Entrepreneur Awards

SME Entrepreneur of the Year

Award to recognise "the resilience, fortitude and the vital role that small businesses play in building Britain’s global reputation as an incubator for ideas and business growth"

Growth Accelerator

Rising Star

Award to recognise and “celebrate the successes of the country’s brightest and most ambitious businesses"

Sharing Cloud Nine with your Angel Investors

Some musings on how Entrepreneurs could think about the various strategic financing options available

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DotDigital Interview

An interview ahead of the DotDigital Summit, including 3 top tips for success

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Meet the MD

Some thoughts on leadership and lessons from my experiences as Beer Hawk Co-Founder

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Magento Case Study

A case study about replatforming and relaunching our Beer Hawk website

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Current Projects