Quintessential Brands, the international spirits group, announces the appointment of Simon Williams as Group Operations Director, with immediate effect. Simon has worked in global Supply Chain Management for over 25 years and will be responsible for Quintessential Brands’ group manufacturing operations including L&L in France, First Ireland Spirits in Ireland and G&J Distillers in the UK, as well as all aspects of group supply chain, customer service, NPD and procurement. In addition, Simon will head up the B2B and contract supply sales group, representing each of the supply businesses.
Simon joins Quintessential Brands from Accolade Wines where, as Chief Supply Chain Officer, he was responsible for global Demand Planning, Procurement, Global Manufacturing, Logistics and S&OP.
Warren Scott, Chief Executive Officer, Quintessential Brands Group says “We are delighted to welcome Simon to our senior management team. He was recently recognised as one of the 100 most influential logisticians in the UK and brings a wealth of experience to our busy production facilities across three countries.”
For further information, please contact:
Amanda Moorhouse, Quintessential Brands PR
+44 7974 197909
ABOUT QUINTESSENTIAL BRANDS GROUP
Quintessential Brands is an award-winning international spirits company, dedicated to distilling and crafting the world’s best alcohol brands for consumers and customers globally. Pioneering spirits of the industry, inspired since 1761 by their founder, Thomas Dakin, Quintessential Brands Group delivers a diverse portfolio of award-winning, best-selling spirits with unrivalled heritage and craftsmanship.
Founded in 2011 by Enzo Visone, former CEO of Gruppo Campari, and entrepreneur, Warren Scott, Quintessential Brands Group owns world-class manufacturing facilities across Europe including G&J Distillers, the world’s oldest continuous gin distillers; L&L in France, a leading manufacturer of fruit spirits and liqueurs; First Ireland Spirits and the Dublin Liberties Distillery, which is part owned by Stock Spirits and scheduled to open in Autumn 2018. Renowned for its white spirits expertise at G&J Distillers, Quintessential Brands has won International Spirit Challenge Gin Producer of the Year three times and is fast winning a reputation as one of the most exciting new Irish whiskey producers to emerge on the scene.
Quintessential Brands’ award-winning premium brands portfolio includes Greenall’s The Original Handcrafted Gin, BLOOM London Dry Gin, Thomas Dakin Small Batch Gin, Berkeley Square London Dry Gin, and Opihr Gin. Its Irish brands include The Dubliner Irish Whiskey, The Dublin Liberties Irish Whiskey, The Dead Rabbit Irish Whiskey, Feeney’s Irish Cream Liqueur and O’Mara’s Irish Country Cream. Liqueurs in the portfolio include Alizé and Toussaint Coffee Rum Liqueur. The company is also a leader in contract bottling and own label & private label spirits, working with retail partners across the world to provide unrivalled spirits solutions.