Martin Straus (Taste with Martin)

Martin Straus
Taste with Martin


4N membership number: 143217

07470078131
Location: Taunton

  


My Stats
Last online
12th Jun 2018
Member since
19th Oct 2016
Number of views
24
Number of posts
Number of testimonials
Meetings attended
45
What I Do
  • Fine Wines
  • Fine spirits
  • Tutored tastings
  • Events
  • Professional advice for bars & restaurants
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About Martin Straus

MARTIN G STRAUS, FIoD, MIH, DipWSET 
Biography as at October 2
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Personal Contact Details

Home Address: 7 Thomas More Court, Priory Avenue, Taunton, TA1 1WW 
Mobile : 0747 007 8131
Personal Email : martingstraus1@gmail.com

Taste with Martin

The Drinks Professional 

Current Business Organisations/Professional Bodies 

4 Networking – Member, Taunton Branch 

Institute of Directors (FIoD)
Fellow – since 1974
Chairman, Northamptonshire Branch - mid 2000s
Member, Greater Lincolnshire Branch Committee – 2016-17

Institute of Hospitality (MIH)
Full Member - upgraded from Associate 2011
Representing Institute in West of England  (under discussion)
National Executive Committee Member, Sri Lanka Chapter 2012-15
Committee Member, East Midlands – mid 2000s

Federation of Small Businesses
Taunton Branch - Secretary 
Greater Lincolnshire & Peterborough Regional Committee
FSB Annual Conference 2017 - Branch Delegate

United Kingdom Bartenders Association. - Chairman, West of England 

Northamptonshire Ambassador (honorary) - mid 2000s

Previous Business Activities

2012-2015    (Sri Lanka) British Food & Beverage Training Company Ltd - Managing Director
2008-2012    Wine & Spirit Training & Consultancy International Ltd - Managing Director
2003-2007    Auditel Ltd – Self-Employed Cost Management Consultant 
(Specialist in Waste Management & Recycling)
2000-2002    Purchase Direct Ltd - UK Business Development Manager
2000        Purchase Direct Ltd - Cost Analyst

1988-2000     Winecraft  - Proprietor
•    Delivery of WSET courses
•    Wrote section of BII Wine Retail Certificate on Wine & Food Pairing
•    Worked with hotels & restaurants on wine list construction, staff training and wine promotion
•    Various wine events

1980-1988     Hedges & Butler Ltd (Bass plc)
National Accounts Manager (Hospitality Industry) 1986-88
Area Sales Manager (City of London & East Anglia) 1983-86
Senior Salesman (West London hotels & restaurants) 1980-83 

1977-1980    Leslie & Godwin and Walker Frampton, Insurance Brokers (both firms ceased to exist)
    
1974-77    Self-employed Insurance Broker

1972-1974    Save & Prosper Group
Unit Trust Administration; Pensions Advisor

1969-71    (Studied for Business Studies Diploma)

1968        G S Herbert
Stockbrokers’ Assistant

Professional Qualifications

Wine & Spirit Education Trust (leading global body in Wine & Spirit Education)
Certified Educator & Approved Programme Provider - retired 2015
•    Associate, Institute of Wines & Spirits (for WSET Diploma graduates) 2008
•    Diploma 1984
•    Higher Certificate 1982
•    Certificate 1974