Our Board and Staff

The companies listed below have generously subscribed to the Society’s funds in the year 2017/2018   As a result, they have been awarded Corporate Membership in the categories shown.

Belhaven Brewery/M. Pubs Matthew Clark Wholesale Ardagh Glass
Diageo G.B.  Edrington Group Carntyne/Russell Group
Wm. Grant & Sons Eurostampa Graphic Packaging
Heineken/Star Pubs Maxxium U.K. Ltd. Guala Closures
Pernod Ricard/Chivas MCC Labels McLaren Packaging
Tennents/Wm. Magners Ltd. Molson Coors Punch Taverns
XPO Logistics Multi Packaging Solutions Saica Packaging
  Smurfit Kappa Group  
  Whyte & Mackay  




Accolade Connect Appointments Montpeliers
Allied Glass  Croxson O-I Sales
A.G. Barr Plc. John Dewar & Sons Rescu Solutions
Best Cellars  Distell Shepherd Neame
The BIG Partnership Dunns Food and Drink Signature Pubs
Brightwork Recruitment  H.Erben Simply Cartons
Caledinian Heritable  Halewood   D.S. Smith Packaging
Carlsberg Inverarity Morton TLT Solicitors
CCL Labels Inverarity Morton UCP
Cellar Trends  IPL International Vassi Group
Coca Cola Jeagermeiser  Gavin Watson Ltd.
Loch Lomond Group Winter & Co.  





Alliance Wine George Hotel, Inverary NSD
Bacardi  Glenhaze Plastic Keg Company
Beamglow Gordon & MacPhail  Procurus Scotland
Beam Suntory J.W. Gray  Rankin Bros.
Bluefin Holdfast Entertainment Ramondin
Brewers Assoc. of Scotland Iggesund Reprobrand
Broughton Ales International Beverage Brands Saverglass
Cairngorm Hotel Lisini Pub Group S.L.T. News
Ceader Ltd. Mediaworld Stoelzle Flacconage
City Refrigeration Iain McLeod & Co. Strand Paper & Board
Contact Holdings Miller Brands  Suburban Taverns
Elanders Moet Hennessy  Tomatin Distillery
Fenner Paper  Nixon Consultants Thomas Tunnock
J.W. Filshill Ltd. North British Distillery TRM Packaging
Van Genechten Packaging West Brewery  



These categories do not include donations to raffles, prize draws etc. and Directors’ time which is given on a voluntary basis.

Platinum – Over £10,000, Gold £5,000 - £9,999, Silver £2,500 - £4,999, Bronze £1,000 - £2,499, Member Up to £1,000



Stephen McGowan 

TLC Solicitors 



J. Hutchison



L. COONEY  Trade Marketing Consultants 2014
S. McGOWAN TLT Solicitors 2015
J. HUTCHISON Heineken U.K. Ltd. 2016
C. COSH Signature Pubs 2016
D. McGOWAN Broughton Ales 2016
P. Risk Diageo  2018
C. Conaghan Edrington-Beam Suntory 2018
A. Hart Brown-Forman Beverages 2018





Paul Waterson




CHRIS GARDNER                            

79 West Regent Street, Glasgow G2 2AW

Telephone: 0141 353 3596

Fax: 0141 353 359

E-MAIL chris@bensoc.org.uk

Website www.bensoc.org.uk




R. MACSWEEN Glasgow and West Of Scotland
J. GRIERSON  North Scotland
A. MOORE Glasgow and West Of Scotland
P. BURNS East of Scotland
G. REDDINGTON Southern Scotland
A. BARNET North of Scotland
H. McKAY  Central Scotland
S. MILLAR Edinburgh and Borders
J. CAMERON Ayrshire, Renfrewshire, Southern Scotland





The Ben Visitors

All visitors have either worked in the trade or husband’s worked in the trade, they visit beneficiaries two to three times a year to make sure they are keeping well and for some social contact with some of our  beneficiaries who are sometimes lonely. 

  • George McLaren
  • Alex Carnie
  • Alex Barnet
  • Hunder McKay
  • Sandra Millar


Our Staff

The BEN’s Chief Executive is Chris Gardner, who is the only full time employee of the charity, the Trustees give their time on a voluntary basis.

Chris has worked for the BEN for 31 years and if you call the office, she is the one who answers the phone.  The advantage of having just one person in the office is that applications for assistance get actioned immediately, as speed is essential when dealing with desperate situations.


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