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What We Do

Brilliant Teams

We work within all areas of the drinks industry, from major supermarkets and online retailers to the country’s best bars, pubs and restaurants.

It is our collective, unwavering passion for this exciting and ever-evolving industry that sets us apart, driving us forward together towards our goal of having the UK's fastest growing, most admired premium spirits portfolio.

Mark Riley, managing director

Our Teams

Our business structure comprises key teams who all work together to provide a premium service for our customers across the UK.

Retail

We work together with the UK’s top retail and e-commerce customers to ensure we deliver the best service and support, while inspiring and delighting shoppers and consumers with our incredible brands. 

The retail sales team is located across the UK and works every day with their cross-functional teams to ensure they put customers at the heart of everything they do and deliver real value for both businesses. 

The pressure on the retail industry is at an all-time high so it’s a bit of a cliché, but definitely true, the only constant is change!

Susanne Wood, retail sales director

 

Food and Licensing

Working within the retail team, Thomas Lowndes - our food and licensing division - is a pioneer in spear-heading the trend towards using alcohol in foods and as a result is the UK’s number one supplier of branded alcohol to the culinary industry. Offering a unique service, which includes technical assistance, advice on dosage levels, recipe concepts and product development, our team of food experts can create concepts, lend development support and assist with getting your licensed product into market.

For more information visit www.thomaslowndes.com

On-trade and RTM

Ensuring that consumers across the UK can enjoy our portfolio, the on-trade and route-to-market (RTM) sales teams works closely with the country’s best bars, pubs and restaurants – as well as alcohol suppliers and drinks wholesalers – to provide access to our premium brands and create experiential events for consumers.

After 26 years it's still a fantastic feeling to overhear a consumer order one of your brands at a bar!

Andrew Morrison, sales director

Marketing

Every product in our portfolio has a unique story to tell. Our marketing experts brings those stories to life for our customers and consumers, working closely with our shareholders on campaigns that catch the eye and capture the imagination. Our dedicated brand educators – The Whisky Specialists – also sit within the marketing team.

We have some of the most passionate, dedicated & creative people I’ve ever worked with; it’s a privilege to work with the team every day. 

Gareth Brown, marketing director

London

With four of the world's top ten best bars based in London and commuters doubling the population of the city everyday, the capital is recognised as being a unique opportunity. Focusing its attention on the Greater London area, our team has a hub at the heart of Kings Cross, looking after off-trade, on-trade, RTM and luxury customers.  

This is the most connected city in the world and having an active presence here is central to our guiding principle of Customers at the Heart

Nick Temperley, general manager, London

Finance

Our finance team, based in our Glasgow city-centre headquarters, is a 28-strong collective made up of commercial finance, procurement, accounts and pricing experts who work closely with all areas of our business, supporting the delivery of our strategic plans from a financial perspective.

“The pace we are required to act is fast and furious.  Every day is a school day – there are so many new things to learn!”

Neville Ross, finance director

Business services centre

The backbone of our operations, the business services centre (BSC) comprises demand and supply planning, customer services and collections, credit control and IT. The BSC builds and develops collaborative and fruitful relationships with internal and external customers and suppliers, ensuring the smooth running of our business.

The best part of my role is definitely seeing people develop and fulfil their potential within Edrington-Beam Suntory UK.

Gary Thomson, business services director

HR, facilities and communications

Three different business streams that perfectly complement one another. Responsible for our most important asset – our people – the HR team manages all aspects of the employee life cycle. Also sitting within this team is our facilities and front-of-house managers, who ensure a safe and comfortable environment for our staff and visitors. Finally, our corporate communications manager looks after the reputation of our business, both internally and externally.   

With a commitment to our values we are able to adapt, compete & win in this dynamic & fun industry, while achieving our ambitious goals 

Gail Cockburn, HR and communications director