Quintessential Brands, has appointed James Lousada as managing director of its international commercial products arm, Quintessential Brands Spirit Solutions.
The appointment of Lousada, who has over 20 years’ experience in the industry running UK and European drinks companies, is indicative of the company’s ambitions for Quintessential Brands Spirit Solutions.
"James’ appointment is indicative of our aspirations for Quintessential Brands Spirit Solutions," said Warren Scott, CEO and Co-Founder of Quintessential Brands.
"It is also indicative of how we are building the truly global success we have always envisaged; a spirits company recognised across the world for both our portfolio of world-class premium brands and for the breath and quality of our commercial offering."
Lousada, whose experience includes three years as CEO of Carlsberg UK and over three years as General Manager of Accolade Wines EMEA.
Quintessential Brands has enjoyed strong success with its commercial products in the UK in recent years, winning and retaining private label and own label contracts with some of the UK’s leading multiple grocers.
Quintessential Brands Spirit Solutions also provides production and bottling services to a wide range of trade customers through the company’s world-class production sites in the UK, Ireland and France.
Scott added: “Quintessential Brands has significant international opportunity across both our premium brands and our commercial products, and with the experience, passion and strategic focus James brings, I’m looking forward to 2019 being another transformational year for our business.”
Quintessential Brands’ portfolio of premium brands - which include Thomas Dakin Gin, BLOOM Gin, Opihr Spiced Gin and flagship brand, Greenall’s, as well as an award-winning range of Irish whiskies and Irish Creams.
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