Bringing Star Journeys to Life: Ken Talbot

Bringing Star Journeys to Life: Ken Talbot

Meet Ken, since joining the company Ken has hit the ground running as a business development manager. He is passionate about ensuring his licensees are well looked after and loves the variation and challenges that his role brings.

Name:  Ken Talbot

Job Title:   Business Development Manager Star Pubs & Bars

What Part of Star Pubs & Bars do you work in and what do you do in your role?

I work in the Operations team of Star Pubs and Bars as a Business Development Manager (BDM).  For me the BDM role is one where every day you are presented with a different challenge in a variety of circumstances.  We support a range of outlets from restaurants to traditional ale house to gastro / craft pubs to late night venues. Every day is completely different and what I enjoy is the variety and being able to change, adapt, interpret, share, lead or advise with ideas and mechanics to help grow our joint business partnerships.

Being able to operate as a knowledgeable consultant, advising and informing and also pulling on the expertise within the team to achieve the shared goals of the business partnership maintains a level of motivation and excitement for me.

What attracted you to Star Pubs & Bars?

I knew a number of people within the Company who had spoken positively about it, I had also come across HEINEKEN in previous roles in my career and the opportunity to work for a Company where there are opportunities.

Can you tell us one of your highlight’s so far with Star Pubs & Bars?

The chance to shape the investment in sites and see the results, the pace of the work has been fantastic and I’ve been able to travel to different destinations across the country as part of my role which has been great.

What tips would you give people looking to apply for a role in Star Pubs & Bars?

I’d recommend organising a day in trade so you can get fully immersed in what we do, get a taste for the culture and see the opportunities we have to make a difference.

Tell us an interesting fact about yourself

I’m an open water simmer (Swim a mile every day)