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Owner – UK Top 10 Bar Global Hospitality Educator

Gavin Wrigley is the Head of Education at the European Bartender School (the world’s largest bartender school), Owner of Speak in Code (voted one of the UKs top ten bars) and founder/head of operations for the annual Bon Vivant Festival. Gavin is an accomplished industry expert with a background in a wide range of hospitality disciplines, craft cocktails and education. With a rich career spanning over 25 years multiple countries across four continents, his impact is felt globally throughout bartending and hospitality as a mentor, bar owner, bartender, host, judge, author and consultant.

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As the driving force behind the curriculum at the European Bartender School, Gavin has elevated bartender education to new heights. His leadership has created a benchmark of global talent supplying the world’s best bars with consistently high standards of knowledge and skill. Gavin’s commitment to progressing industry trends is evident in the school’s dynamic range of courses and the graduates now populating the industry in every major city.

As the owner of Speak in Code—together with business partner Nathan Lartkin—his innovative but simplistic approach to cocktails and commitment to the highest levels of service are paramount and reflective of Gavin’s career-long approach. SiC, along with the rollout of the Bon Vivant festival are testament to his ability to create immersive experiences. From craft cocktails to meticulous hospitality management, experiential design and mentorship, Gavin’s expertise has positioned SiC and his other projects as benchmarks for modern hospitality.

With a keen eye for industry trends, Gavin has become a sought-after speaker and industry expert. In essence, Gavin Wrigley’s career is marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, redefining the standards of modern bartending and carving new paths for those under his mentorship.

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