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William Grant names MD for travel retail

Ed Cottrell has become managing director for William Grant & Sons global travel retail division. Ed is an experienced commercial leader in the drinks and leisure industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding to the travel retail channel.

Ed’s previous experience includes commercial director for Enterprise Inns, various roles at Diageo over 14 years, and sales director for Bibendum Wine.

Says Ed: “I am thrilled to be joining such a vibrant, dynamic and innovative company. I know other channels in the drinks industry very well, so it will be interesting to put that knowledge to practice in travel retail. GTR is a new environment for me - certainly one with its own specific opportunities and challenges – but one where I am confident of bringing relevant new insight and ideas to the table.”

Ed started his career as an army officer and still keeps actively involved in military charities. He is also a keen sportsman and enjoys cricket, cycling, field sports, and skiing.

15 June 2016 - Felicity Murray The Drinks Report, editor