July 29, 2021

The founders of the V and B group elected Mayennais of the year 2020 by Rotary

They form an inseparable duo. Jean-Pierre Derouet and Emmanuel Bouvet were elected Mayennais of the year 2020 by the Rotary Club, this Monday. This year, it was not only the Laval club that voted but the members of all the Rotaries in Mayenne, ie around 120 people. The election of the Mayenne of the year has rewards, every year since 1983, a personality who contributes to the influence of Mayenne.

Jean-Pierre Derouet and Emmanuel Bouvet are the founding owners of the V and B group in Château-Gontier. One is in love with wine, the other is a beer specialist. Jean-Pierre Derouet, 57, notably created the brand Centr’halle Vin in Laval in 1996. Emmanuel Bouvet, 46, is at the origin of the Beer Palace in Saint-Berthevin since 1994. In 2001, the two men created the concept of cellar and bar. The brand V and B is thrown. Twenty years later, 230 stores are located throughout France, 19 of which opened in 2020.

Jean-Pierre Derouet (on the left) and Emmanuel Bouvet. © Radio France
Gildas Menguy

The group based in Château-Gontier-sur-Mayenne has made a name for itself by launching in the sailing adventure with his skipper Maxime Sorel. An adventure that began in 2014 and continues with the participation of the V and B – Mayenne boat in the Vendée Globe, this solo, non-stop race.

In 2019, the two founders of the V and B group were named Mayenne Managers of the Year by the Commercial Directors of France.

Winners of Mayennais of the year

1983 – Michel LE MILINAIRE
1984 – Michel BESNIER
1985 – Pierre and Monique de POIX
1986 – Jean-Michel FAGUER
1987 – Marc and Yvon MADIOT
1988 – Jean PY
1989 – Roger BAUDRON and Annick DREUX
1990 – Alain and Bernard DESMONTIS
1991 – Louis DERBRÉ
1992 – Jean-Yves QUINIO
1993 – Jean ARTHUIS
1994 – Jacques NAVEAU
1995 – Patrick GRUAU
1996 – Joël SECHÉ
1997 – Antoine and Laurent BEGHIN
1998 – Olivier PESLIER
1999 – François d’AUBERT
2000 – Philippe GANNEAU and Georges BENOIT
2001 – Louis PAILLARD
2002 – Manuela MONTEBRUN
2003 – Jacques DIRICKX
2004 – Christian HUCHEDÉ
2005 – Jean- Louis DAUTIN
2006 – Emmanuel BESNIER
2007 – Yves GUATTARI
2008 – Fabien COULIBALY
2009 – ARCHIMEDA: the BOINARD brothers
2010 – Luc BOISNARD
2011 – Jean-Pierre MORTEVEILLE
2012 – Catherine DREZEN
2013 – François PERVIS
2014 – Laurent CHRÉTIEN and Simon RICHIR
2015 – Philippe LECOMTE
2016 – Anne-Marie AMOROS – Didier GIRARD – Didier PESCHARD
2017 – Samuel TUAL
2018 – Pierrick GUESNÉ
2019 – Bruno BOUYGUES
2020 – Jean-Pierre DEROUET and Emmanuel BOUVET