Today, Bermar International unveils its new brand; The Bermar Collection. Bermar International is the World‟s leading wine, sparkling wine and Champagne preservation system manufacturer; over 40,000 customers in more than 80 countries use Bermar’s unique technology at the heart of their wine by the glass service. This year alone Bermar systems will underpin in excess of £2 billion worth of wine, sparkling wine and Champagne by the glass sales. The launch of the new brand coincides with the 25th anniversary of the business and establishes a platform for continued global growth by placing the spotlight firmly on the proven quality of their British manufactured products.
The all new Bermar Collection sees the introduction of an entirely reinvented range of Le Verre de Vin preservation systems. “When we began work on the new range, we had to reconsider everything that defines world-class wine preservation systems – power, precision control, sustainability and reliability” explains Tom Berresford, Operations Director. “We set our engineers the challenge of finding the perfect design for every element. The result is a complete revamp; the most elegant, exact and contemporary range of preservation systems from the traditional Classic and Compact models to the contemporary Tower and Pod Bar ranges. The new le Verre de Vin models are not only more aesthetically appealing but tick the boxes on speed and precision, yet with our lowest ever power consumption and cost of ownership.”
To celebrate 25 years at the cutting edge of the industry, The Bermar Collection will include a new silver ‘anniversary’ option for the Classic model , along with a Satin Black, quite a change to the original systems that launched with the company back in 1991. Conner Nudd, the firm’s Marketer added “We wanted to freshen up the style of the Classic but keep the iconic shape; this is something that people recognise and associate with the Bermar Collection. We’ve stripped the gold logos, modernised the paintwork, illuminated the resealing process and added some elegant badge work to the product. Who knew something so Classic could look so contemporary!”
2015 saw a company management restructure at Bermar with Tom Berresford joining the business that his father first established back in 1990. Tom arrived as Operations Director following a career in the Digital Media and Financial Services industries where he was sales director of a UK based digital services company, before moving on to run the Sport, Media & Entertainment desk at Barclays’ UK Private Bank. He brought with him an abundance of commercial experience, a broad and influential network and a burning desire for progress and to firmly cement Bermar International as the world‟s leading wine services business. Tom’s core emphases are in promoting the Bermar brand and marketing activities as well as looking after the firm‟s Global Accounts and reviewing routes to market both in the UK and around the world.
Tom set a clear marketing mandate for the organisation, to drive growth both in their home market and internationally, through their on-and offline approaches. Conner was a key appointment in this area and brings expertise in almost every area of marketing; from social media campaigns to full scale company re branding. His arrival has helped Bermar to shake up their strategy, focusing on new markets, products and initiatives available to the business.
Conner commented “It’s such a delight to work for a company that are proud to manufacture products in the UK; products that I believe in, that really make sense in business. I’m looking forward to the challenges and to meeting some great partners on the journey. We’ve been keeping the re-brand under wraps for 9 months now and it’s an exciting moment to be unveiling our new look and ambition to the world.”
Dick Berresford, founder and serial entrepreneur said of the launch “2016 is set to be the most exciting in Bermar’s history. We’ve always had the most desirable solutions for a professional wine and Champagne by the glass programme, but with the bolstered team and the re-invented Collection we’re now perfectly positioned for accelerated global expansion.”