About Us - Peppermint

Where it all started

In 1996, Alex Brooke and Adam Hempenstall met whilst at University in Oxford, where they both promoted student events. After graduating, they spent the next 5 years running several record labels and a music promotions business in London next door to Pete Waterman’s famous Hit Factory Vineyard studios in London Bridge. 

Adam Hempenstall


In 2003, Alex Brooke and Adam Hempenstall formed Peppermint Events to deliver fresh event concepts and high quality bars at outdoor events. Peppermint originally founded event enclosures at Henley Regatta and Cowes Week. Together in 2004, Peppermint and the Mint Group produced the first ever Lovebox festival on Clapham Common.

Adam and Alex continued their work at summer sports events and targeted boutique music festivals from 2005 – identifying a gap in the festival bars market, to deliver quality and choice.

Peppermint now services over 40 events every year, primarily delivering premium bar solutions to one day concerts, sports events and music festivals. Over the last 15 years Peppermint has developed long-standing client relationships with the likes of AEG, Bestival, Henley Regatta, Royal Ascot, Broadwick Live, Live Nation and many more.

Meet the team

Adam Hempenstall

The Organised One
Adam Hempenstall

The people, the brand, the tech.

The one with big ideas
Alex Brooke

Client relationships, new product development & anything with an engine!

Patrick Carter

The man who gets things moved
Patrick Carter
Operations Manager

Logistics, Planning, Resource.

Lee Mitchell

The one responsible for 50,000 festival headaches each weekend
Lee Mitchell
Stock Control Manager

Stock & logistics management, post-event stock recon.


Jon Reid

The best problem-solver in South London.
Jon Reid
Operations Director

Overseeing project managers & developing Peppermint's operations, warehouse & logistics.

The master of Coin
Farhad Nabizada
Finance Director

Managing all of Peppermint's finances.

She has ‘bean’ counting since she was 4
Amy Cloak
Finance Manager

Project Accountant for Events and Head Office.

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The number crunching queen
Willa Laughton
Senior Commercial Manager

Works with the Project Managers to develop all pre-event budgets.

Michael Gwyther

The Festivals Wikipedia
Michael Gwyther
Senior Project Manager

On-site and project management for Peppermint's venue work & festivals.






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We are always looking for passionate people to join our team. If you are an account manager, project manager or creative get in contact with us. We want to hear from you.

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