New commercial director at William Grant & Sons UK

Jo Gilbert

William Grant & Sons Glenffidich

Independent family distillers, William Grant & Sons UK has today announced that Neil Barker has been appointed to the role of commercial director for the UK.

Barker has extensive experience in the food and drink industries having held commercial director positions at Birds Eye Foods, General Mills, Fosters Group’s Wine Estates and Southcorp Wines in the United Kingdom and Australia.

“Neil’s expertise from both within our industry, and further afield, position him perfectly to bring new ideas and practices to our business,” said Rita Greenwood, managing director, William Grant & Sons UK and Ireland which owns Scotch brands Glenfiddich and The Balvenie, and other spirits such as Hendrick’s Gin.

“At William Grant & Sons UK we have committed to an ambitious growth strategy and I am confident that Neil will drive his team forward to achieve great things in 2017, and the future.”


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