Fever-Tree founder Tim Warrillow's day behind the bar gives the mixer maker a boost

 
Edith Hancock
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Fever Tree boss Tim Warrillow serves up for a good cause

To Broadgate, for a well-chilled gin and tonic with mixer maker Fever-Tree's founders.

Tim Warrillow, the chief executive of the AIM-listed drinks firm, took it upon himself to dish out G&Ts to thirsty City folk last night to mark World Malaria Day 2016.

As any gin-lover will know, tonic water contains the chemical quinine, famously used by doctors in the days of the British Empire as a treatment for malaria.

With the weather as unpredictable as it has been this week, The Capitalist did wonder if it's a bit early to be celebrating the start of the summer drinks season? "It was a little bit chilly for gin and tonics", said a spokesperson, "but naturally there was still a huge crowd". Naturally.

The day-long ginathon for Malaria No More, which started at midday and closed at 10pm, proved a success for the mixer maker's growing business. Fever Tree's share price spiked 10p to 614.50p two hours after the bar opened.

Although traders might be regretting their decisions this morning - as the brokers nursed their hangovers, prices dipped back to 606.50p around 8:30am.

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