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BLACK PINEAPPLE

They say the best way to learn about a business is from the bottom up, and Frankie Walker would no doubt say cheers to that. Twenty-five years ago he was collecting glasses in bars; today he’s a mover and shaker in the biz, heading up thriving beverages company Black Pineapple. Frankie and his team offer everything from bespoke bars–like the popular Tiki-themed ‘party in a box’–to drinks catering, whisky tastings, masterclasses, cocktail competitions for corporate teams and brand consultancy.

It was during UK-born Frankie’s time at Lion New Zealand–where he had gone from brand ambassador to heading up training and education for their key customers nationwide–that the idea was born. He would often be asked if he could provide drinks and staff

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