Miles Beale started his working life as a Eurocrat in Brussels before becoming private secretary to two very contrasting Labour Party politicians in Mo Mowlam and John Prescott. For the last decade, he’s been the chief executive of the Wine & Spirit Trade Association, dealing with alcohol taxation, minimum unit pricing, the fallout from Brexit and the demands of one of the drinks trade’s highest-profile jobs.
To read more about Miles have a look at the WSTA’s website. You can also follow him on Twitter @WSTA_Miles.
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