Holly Abbott

Sam started as a Saturday night barman in Spirit Hospitality in 2008. In 2010, in his year between completing his A-levels and starting an undergraduate degree with Oxford University, Sam was our inaugural Management Trainee, supporting the Managing Director of First Response Training. We couldn’t stop him from keeping up his bar shifts though! Following graduation, Sam became our group’s Project Manager, supporting the leadership team with a variety of different tasks and projects, including the rebrand of our group to Spirit Ventures. In 2016, Sam became the youngest member of our Executive Board by being appointed our Associate Director, Corporate Affairs, with responsibility for group marketing, quality, legal, and strategy and business planning.