Beam Global Spirits and Wine has unveiled this year's list of young entrepreneurs accepted into its Courvoisier Future 500 club.

Names of this year's winners were published yesterday (30 November) in association with the Observer newspaper in the UK.

The project is part of Courvoisier's marketing investment in the UK, which reached GBP11m this year and is set to increase further in 2009.

"Members new and old benefit from mentoring opportunities, exclusive off-line events and direct access to like-minded successful people who they can collaborate with to propel their careers further," Beam said.

In the drinks category, new members include Chris Withey, director of Crazyblend Cocktails, which has organised parties for the likes of Craig David and Richard Branson. Ed Rigg, managing director of Eager Drinks which launched a range of long-life juices made from 100% premium fruit, is also a new member.