Ben Branson; Founder, Seedlip
Ben is the Founder of Seedlip, the world’s first distilled non-alcoholic spirit. His mission is two-fold: Solve the dilemma of what to drink, when you’re not drinking, and continue his family’s 300 years of North Lincolnshire farming heritage, where they used baskets, called Seedlips, to sow seed.
Leaving school at 18, he went on to learn cooking, for 3 months, at Prue Leith cookery school. Ben began a career in branding, working on some of the world’s biggest drinks companies and luxury brands, before founding his own agency, and subsequently leaving to pursue Seedlip full time in 2014.
Stoically a country boy, Ben now lives with his girlfriend, two dogs, cat, and taxidermy collection, in a 14th Century cottage in the Chilterns.