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Rasmus Lomborg

Like so many of his peers Rasmus fell in to the industry by chance. As a trainee chef he started working as a barback in a cocktail bar on weekends. He loved the energy, the atmosphere and the work, and decided to become brilliant at barbacking.

He put his heart and soul into it, progressing on to become bartender, supervisor, and bar manager. By this time he had quit his chef-studies.

He joined a UK operator and specialised in opening new bars up and down the country, rarely staying very long in one spot. Tough and lonely at times, it gave Rasmus a unique experience of how to make a bar successful.

In 2007 he and his wife Adeline opened their first bar in Copenhagen - Ruby . It was done on a shoestring budget, but as Rasmus says "it worked out in the end. We had no network in Copenhagen, and I think we had a total of 36 guests the first week of opening. But very slowly things turned, and we can now celebrate 12 years birthday this summer. In the meantime we've managed to have 3 children and another 2 bars (Lidkoeb & Brønnum ) and things are good."

What will you be looking for in The Havana Club Bar Entrepreneur Of The Year?

I'll be looking for candidate who is diverse in her/his talents. Someone who excels at classic entrepreneurship values such as hard work, intuition & focus, but also understands the responsibilities of success. These responsibilities could be motivating and developing a team, could be an awareness of the environmental impact our industry has and implementing best practice, or indeed the responsibility we all carry in terms of maintaining equality and combatting misogyny, whenever we come across it.
Ideally the winning candidate will possess all these qualities, and will be delivering an all fronts on a daily basis; now we just have to find her. Or him.

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