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Three new hires join Speciality Brands’ sales team

Image: (left to right) Dylan Bell, Richard Prideaux, Jody Buchan
Premium drinks distributor Speciality Brands has announced the addition of Richard Prideaux, Dylan Bell and Jody Buchan to its sales team.  
Richard Prideaux joins the company in the new role of Head of Commercial and will oversee Speciality Brands’ UK sales team. Prideaux has 20 years’ experience in the drinks industry, having worked with Fuller’s Brewery, Moet Henessey UK and Diageo.  
Joining the brand’s London on-trade wing is Dylan Bell, who joins the team from Kyro. Prior to Kyro, Bell held various commercial roles including with 58 & Co and the London Distillery Company, and started his career in the industry at William Grant & Sons, working across brands such as Monkey Shoulder, Sailor Jerry and Glenfiddich. 
Jody Buchan joins the company’s Scottish sales team as Business Development Manager with a focus on the on-trade. Buchan has 20 years’ experience in hospitality and has most recently worked as a brand ambassador for Monkey Shoulder.   
Chris Seale, Speciality Brands’ managing director says: "We’re thrilled to welcome Rich, Dylan and Jody to our talented team. Their diverse skills and industry knowledge will undoubtedly open plenty of new opportunities for our brands. As we celebrate our 15th anniversary this year, we continue to invest in our business and I am really proud that our portfolio attracts so many industry talents. 2024 is off to a great start and we’re looking forward to even greater success in the future." 

30 January 2024 - Lucy Schofield