Our Global Presence
QB North America
QB North America is responsible for the management and import for Quintessential Brands Group’s premium brands portfolio, serving the US, Canada, and various markets in Central America. QB North America also offers retailers, distributors and brand owners in the Americas a vast array of spirits solutions services, including bottling, packaging and new product development across a wide range of spirits categories. The QB North America team is led by Steve Ward as CEO, supported by Chairman, Bill Spann. Commercial Director for North America, Philippe Roederer, and, Vice-President for Quintessential Brands Spirit Solutions Chris Song, complete the North America leadership team.
GLOBAL TRAVEL RETAIL
Quintessential Brands first entered the Travel Retail market in 2014 and has since established itself as one of the most dynamic spirits companies in the channel. Today, Quintessential Brands is one of the fastest growing suppliers to Global Travel Retail and Duty Free customers, winning favour thanks to its portfolio of award-winning premium brands and the team’s customer-focused approach.
Quintessential Brands UK is the distribution business for Quintessential Brands Group in the UK, providing specialist teams in each channel and a dedicated Route to Market (RTM) team. Today, Quintessential Brands is the clear no.2 supplier of spirits to the UK Off-Trade and is considered an essential and valued partner by many of the leading multiple grocers as a result of the company’s outstanding reputation for premium brands and commercial product innovation.
Quintessential Brands is represented in Asia-Pacific by GAP Drinks, a distribution & sales company based in Sydney, Australia, specialising in drinks brand development in the region. Led by industry veteran, Jon Band, the GAP Drinks team has increased distribution of Quintessential Brands portfolio of premium brands across the region over the last five years and works closely with customers to raise awareness of Quintessential Brands’ award-winning range of English Gins, Irish Whiskeys & Creams, and speciality liqueurs, including iconic nightlife brand, Alizé.
Quintessential Brands has an established presence in over 100 markets globally, working with like-minded spirits companies and distribution partners across Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The EMEA team is led by Jonathan Marsh, with Regional Directors across six regions managing relationships with customers and distributors in their areas, including Slavko Prpic (Central & Northern Europe), Steve Watson (Africa & LATAM), Dimitry Petrov (Russia and North-East Europe). Nicolas Waymel (Southern Europe) and Radek Kojtych (Eastern Europe).
Quintessential Brands UK is the UK distribution business for Quintessential Brands Group, providing specialist teams in each channel and a dedicated Route to Market (RTM) team. Today, Quintessential Brands is the clear no.2 supplier of spirits to the UK Off-Trade and is considered an essential and valued partner by many of the leading multiple grocers as a result of the company’s outstanding reputation for premium brands and commercial product innovation.
The team is led by UK Managing Director, Nick Reed, with Business Unit Director, Simone Thomas, leading the RTM team working with our convenience and wholesale customers, and Business Unit Director, Cheryl Gordon, leading the On-Trade team.
To further accelerate the growth of our enviable portfolio of premium brands, we have a UK Marketing team, led by UK Marketing Director, Russell Kirkham, providing brand activation solutions and insights for our customers across all channels.