People are awesome

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“People are awesome” (3 key areas link to our terrific industry are):

  • Everyone’s a leader
  • Networks are golden
  • Be curious & creative

Seminar Area 2

Thursday 16th June 2016


Christian Barden, General Manager, UK & Ireland


Christian heads up Kegstar’s European business with an initial focus in the UK & Ireland. He has a wealth of commercial, operational and strategic experience in the drinks industry having held a number of senior and board-level positions across a number of businesses including a long career at AB InBev and, more recently, as Managing Director at Royal Unibrew.

Christian commented: “I’ve been lucky to work with great brands, people, and business models in an incredible industry, and Kegstar is an exciting continuation to that journey. Providing a simple customer-focused, technology-enabled operational solution for getting fantastic beers into more bars and pubs, so that more people enjoy the love, hard work and liquid fun that our brewers create is very cool indeed.”

Kegstar is an asset pooling business specialising in stainless steel kegs used to transport beverages, principally beer and cider. Kegstar collects the empty kegs from the venue and then redeploys them to other customers, who participate in the Kegstar pool of kegs. Each Kegstar keg is uniquely identified and tracked (via it’s app) when the keg moves through the supply chain. Kegstar is part of the global supply-chain logistics company Brambles Limited and currently operates in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. For further information, please visit