Frazer Thompson

CEO of Chapel Down Group

Frazer Thompson became the Marketing Manager-Ales for Whitbread in 1987 and 2 years later was made a director. After a number of years, he moved into business development and strategy.

In 1995, Frazer joined Heineken in Amsterdam as Global Brand Director, staying in the role for 6 years. In late 2001 Frazer moved into English Wines by joining Chapel Down.

Frazer was Chairman of IoD Kent 2006 - 2009 and is proud to be a Kent Ambassador. 


Session Details

Chapel Down: Blazing the Trail for English WineLunchtime Keynote

Keynote Theatre/ Astor Pavillion: 1.30pm - 2.15pm

Kicking off the new stream of ‘Business Success Stories’ is one of Kent’s most dynamic and best-known entrepreneurs: Frazer Thompson, CEO of international drinks producer Chapel Down Group.  

In his lunchtime keynote, Frazer will be sharing some of the highs, lows and key innovations that have propelled Chapel Down to a premier position in the fiercely-competitive wine sector, including their high-profile crowdfunding initiatives to build an engaged community of evangelistic customers and to help fund the new Curious Brewery project. 

One or two lucky audience members might even learn the art of ‘sabrage’, using a sabre to lop off the top of a bottle of fizz!

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