Mark Roberts

Co-Founder & Director , Beer Hawk

Mark co-founded Beer Hawk in 2012, and within six years it’s grown from a small start-up to the UK’s leading online craft beer retailer. Beer Hawk offers a highly curated range of over 1,000 of the best craft and speciality beers from around the world, and employs 80 beer enthusiasts. Mark leads the commercial functions –marketing, B2B sales, product, tech, and finance. Mark and the team at Beer Hawk have won numerous awards over the years, including Great British Entrepreneur of the Year (Small Business) and Growth Accelerator (Rising Star). When not hunting out the world’s best beers, Mark is incredibly passionate about encouraging entrepreneurship and digital skills. He sits on the Employment and Skills Panel for the Leeds City Region LEP, mentors early-stage local businesses, and is Vice Chair of the Independent Advisory Panel at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate.

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7 Secrets to a Successful Migration: How Beer Hawk Upgraded from Magento Open Source 1 to Magento Commerce 2
Find out how Beer Hawk, a leading online craft beer retailer, experienced explosive growth after upgrading to Magento Commerce 2 in only 3 months. Joined by their solutions partner, Pinpoint, learn about the challenges they faced, the things they wished they would have known in advance, and how this new platform is enabling the rapid expansion of omnichannel bars and subscription models. Don’t miss this exciting talk from industry leaders.