Managing Director, Giftcard.consulting, Past President, IMA Europe, Lifetime achievement UKGCVA, Global board member IMA, IMA Europe
Brian has previously held a variety of Managing Director roles, including National Post Office/ Royal Mail Group and Whitbread PLC, the largest hospitality retailer in the UK, where he gained a passion for the incentive marketplace. Brian is Managing Director of SVM Europe Ltd, serving the incentive industry gift cards – specializing in offering prepaid solutions and supporting some of the leading incentive and motivation companies and programs. Established in the USA in 1997, SVM Europe handles the sale, marketing and distribution of gift cards for many of the UK’s leading online and high street retailers. Brian is a veteran of the prepaid voucher and gift card industry, with over 25 years experience in the retail and hospitality sector. Brian has held positions with a variety of companies specializing in incentives, reward & recognition and prepaid gifting solutions, to include Whitbread Leisure Vouchers and The Post Office and continues to work with some of the World’s largest retailers and hospitality providers, including Target Corporation, B&Q, Toys R Us and Best Western Hotels, helping clients to Drive Customer Loyalty, Reward Distributors, Entice Customers, Reward Purchases, Motivate Employees. Brian is a Master of Business Administration (MBA), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), and a Fellow of the Hotel & Catering Institute, alongside various different qualifications in the retail and hospitality space.