James Gilbert
James Gilbert
Head of Insight
Punch Pubs

James Gilbert leads the Insights, Projects & Strategy team at Punch Pubs & Co, one of the largest pub companies in the UK.

James joined Punch Pubs & Co in April 2020, and in his role, is responsible for helping the business make better decisions through the strategic understanding of the hospitality market and the consumer that frequents it.

His career spans 20 years having started as a ‘pot wash’ at the local pub in his home town of Berkley, Gloucestershire to running bars & restaurants in Sheffield, and a number of commercial and business development roles at Pernod Ricard UK, to his position now working with the UK’s best pub operators at Punch Pubs & Co.

James lives in south Yorkshire with his partner Hannah and their 11 month old son Jude. In his spare time James will be found spending quality time with his family or, on a bike in the Peak District.