Meet the Team

Founding Directors

Tim Welch

Tim Welch

CHAMONIX

Tim headed to Chamonix 14 years ago where he co-founded Ten80 Events. He has a keen passion for mountains sports and the occasional Mont-Blanc ascent. Tim used to race Austin-Healy cars and won the European title in 1995.

Kirstine Newton

LONDON

Berkshire-born Kirstine, lives in London and has spent the last two decades perfecting her craft within the world's best media agencies, currently specialising in the acceleration of DTC brands. A true entrepreneur, this Chamonix-inspired brand has been brought to life on all aspects and to a gin glass near you!

Barney Wharton

Barney Wharton

CHAMONIX

Barney headed straight to the French Alps after 3 years at Swansea University and has split his time between Chamonix and Sardinia for the last 20 years. He is a part owner of FTX Holidays who operate holidays in Chamonix and Sardinia. He is a keen snowboarder, wakeboarder, sailer and windsurfer, and has just discovered downhill mountain biking.

Pat Venning

Pat Venning

LONDON

Pat has over 20 years in the drinks industry, most recently with Pernod Ricard where he was Marketing Director for over 8 years. He has a passion for challenger brands, entrepreneurialism and e-commerce. Pat is a keen skier, cyclist and rugby referee but is happiest at home with an Altitude Gin and a Three Cents pink grapefruit soda in his hand.

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