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Jeremy lifts the lid on opportunities available for smaller and larger firms to work together

Jeremy will be at MeetUp@Marstons this month to talk about how, as an independent small business, he has been able to work with large multi-national companies such as Marston’s, Vodafone, Audi, Nokia, easyJet, NFUM and Yankee Candle.

Part of a special meet up for the monthly network MeetUp@Marstons, the event on Thursday, June 15 will be held at the function room in the brewery’s pub The Albion, in Shobnall Road.

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Dave Ryding

Eight years ago Vital was asked to sponsor an unfunded up and coming British skier to help him get to the Vancouver Olympics in 2010.

We met with Dave Ryding, a uniquely talented skier, humble and charming, not big on publicity (which wasn’t a good sign), but about as genuine, down to earth, gritty and real a human as you will ever find.

We agreed to sponsor Dave and have supported him ever since, on Sunday the British media woke up to see a Brit leading one of the toughest races on the Slalom World Cup tour Kitzbühel, Austria, he went on to finish second, behind the world champion Marcel Hirscher.

Every step of Dave’s journey which is long, lonely and very hard he has been grateful and appreciative for the support we have given him.

Dave Ryding, congratulations on your awesome achievements, we salute you.

Dave Ryding Vital Sponsorship Story 1

Dave gets 2nd in the Alpine World Cup Men’s Slalom!

Dave gets 2nd in the Alpine World Cup Men’s Slalom!

Vital sponsored skier Dave Ryding matched Britain’s best ever Alpine World Cup result today finishing second in the FIS Kitzbühel Slalom, the first Brit since 1981 to finish on the podium at a ski event at the Alpine World Cup.

Dave Ryding Alpine World Cup 2nd

Dave tweeted: ‘Haha I have no words, what an insane day! Thanks to the team, sponsors and everyone with me over the years. That’s for all the Brits!’

Congratulations Dave, an amazing result we can all be proud of!


Happy Christmas from all at Vital!

Thank you for being such great business partners, clients, associates and suppliers alike we can’t do it without you. At Christmas we all do too many things to excess and we are lucky to be able to do so.

The Christmas Card is beginning to feel outmoded when there are so many worthy causes for those less fortunate.

The team has nominated 6 small charities which are important to them and we are making a donation to each.

Warwickshire and Northamptonshire Air Ambulance
Stroke Association
The Animal House Rescue
Warwickshire Young Carers’ Project
Alzheimer’s Society

We hope you have an enjoyable Christmas holiday and a prosperous New Year and we look forward to seeing you in 2017.

Dave finishes a fantastic 2016

Vital sponsored Olympic athlete Dave Ryding finishes 2016 with the World Cup Madonna di Campiglio Men’s Slalom in which we saw him enjoying a 1st position for a while.


Well done Dave on a fantastic 2016, looking forward to watching you progress in 2017.

Here for the Beer… Awards!

Jeremy, Lauren and Alice hosted Marston’s Beer Company team at the annual Guild of Beer Writers Awards 2016, held in the swanky Park Lane Hotel, London.

The bash, which celebrated the best beer writers in the industry across all fields such as blogs, social media, books and trade press writing also played host to highlighting the ‘Brewer of the Year’ which was picked up by non other than Marston’s own Master Brewer and MD of Marston’s Beer Company, Richard Westwood!

A great evening was had by everyone, all helped of course by the odd glass (or two!) of beer.

Cheers to that.
Gaynor, Lauren and Alice

Jesus Christ Superstar

This year the Vital team went to see Jesus Christ Superstar for a summer evening outing.

Set in the fabulous Regent Park Open Air Theatre, the cast and crew put on an amazing show that had there been a roof to blow off it most certainly would have been.

Jesus Christ Superstar

An incredible experience and good night was had by all!

Warsteiner Electric Thursday kicks off Formula E London in style!

Ace Hotel, Shoreditch played venue host to ‘Electric Thursday’, a party held on behalf of Warsteiner to help celebrate their sponsorship of Team ABT Schaeffler in Formula E, London.

The brief was to create a brand immersion experience for Warsteiner the German premium Pilsener. The event, conceived, planned and executed by the Vital team created an experience for 250 opinion formers, customers, influential media and Formula E guests from across the globe. Local Shoreditch tech start-ups, sporting guests and bloggers helped create a great brand experience, against the backdrop of city of London skyline. This provides Warsteiner with the ideal platform to entertain both existing and potential new customers enabling them to increase their exposure in the UK.

During the event, guests got involved in interviews between the Team ABT drivers, Daniel Abt and Lucas Di Grassi, a live graffiti art installation of London, table football and a photo box experience; all enjoyed with the music of DJ Dom Chung to keep people dancing throughout the evening.

Project managed and executed by: Sharon Sully, Alice Holden Brown and Lauren Smith.

New designs are order of the day

If you happen to stop off at one of the 51 Marston’s Carvery pubs around the country this summer, you’ll see some of our fantastic new menus in action.

The pubs are popular with families and our innovative stepped stack design, coupled with bright and user-friendly layouts, have now made it easier for everyone to find what they want to order.

Accompanying promotional posters and point-of-sale have introduced new dishes and special promotions and feedback from across the estate have been overwhelmingly positive from bar staff and customers alike.

We gave Vodafone a warm reception!

We gave Vodafone a warm reception!

When Vodafone set about redesigning the reception of its global headquarters in London, we answered the call.

Taking a lead from global retail store designs, we helped pull together stories from different parts of the business and present them to colleagues, partners and visitors via engaging digital displays and interactive presentations.

The space was transformed and now waiting for meetings has never been more interesting and informative.