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Haydn Biddle


Haydn Biddle has extensive experience of retailing, wholesaling and production. He worked in a variety of sales and marketing positions with Procter & Gamble and then became Marketing Director of Scottish & Newcastle’s beer business. During his eight years with this Company he was variously responsible for International Operations, was MD of William Youngers Ltd, Chairman of William Youngers (Yorkshire) Ltd and MD of Newcastle Breweries Limited. He is currently CE of George Bateman & Son Ltd, brewers & retailers.

Haydn is Deputy Chairman of East Midlands Development Agency and on the board of Lincoln University. He has sat on a regional Learning & Skills Council, a regional FEFC Council, the board of Tyneside & Lincolnshire TEC’s and been Deputy Chairman and Pro Chancellor of Northumbria University.

He holds or has held Non-Executive Directorships with J.D. Wetherspoon, Bullman Pub Company Ltd, Boston, Investors in Lincoln, The Newcastle Initiative, Newcastle Enterprise Trust, is a Governor of First College and a Board member of the East Midlands Urban Development Fund.