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New group CFO for Quintessential

Published:  24 February, 2020

International spirits producer Quintessential Brands has appointed Alex Pollard as its new group chief finance officer.

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FSA releases stark warning to CBD producers targeting pregnant women and vulnerable people

Published:  13 February, 2020

The Food Standards Authority (FSA) has broken its silence on CBD to issue a statement urging businesses to be upfront about potential health risks and suitability for vulnerable groups.

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US and UK whisky industries demand action on tariffs

Published:  29 January, 2020

Whisky industry bodies on both sides of the Atlantic have issued a joint call for their respective governments to stop using tariffs on whisky as a proxy battle in unrelated trade disputes.

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London restaurateurs call for wine duty cut

Published:  07 January, 2020

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Ridgeview's Roberts named 2020 IWSC president

Published:  29 November, 2019

Tamara Roberts, chief executive of Ridgeview Wines, has been appointed president of the International Wine & Spirit Competition Awards for 2020.

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Looking ahead: Michael Saunders, CEO, Bibendum PLB

Published:  12 August, 2019

As the first half of 2019 draws to a close, Harpers asked key trade figures to highlight the current challenges, ongoing trends and opportunities

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Bancroft beefs up fine wine team with Snoxell hire

Published:  02 August, 2019

James Snoxell has joined London-based supplier Bancroft Wines as its new fine wine buyer, the company has announced.

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Saunders wins chairman role at WSTA

Published:  28 June, 2019

Michael Saunders, chief executive of Bibendum PLB, has been appointed by the WSTA as its new chairman. He takes over from outgoing chairman, Dan Jago.

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Dan Jago, chief executive, Berry Bros. & Rudd; chairman, WSTA

Published:  15 August, 2018

From beginnings to Brexit, the UK wine trade stalwart talks Andrew Catchpole through his career so far and looks at what lies ahead

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Three familiar faces become The Benevolent trustees

Published:  23 July, 2018

Drinks industry charity The Benevolent has appointed three new trustees including Bibendum PLB chief executive Michael Saunders who is due to become the next chairman. 

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Broadland’s new hire to drive branded portfolio following Schaafsma exit

Published:  09 April, 2018

Following Paul Schaafsma’s brief tenure as chief executive of Broadland Wineries, new senior brand manager Liz Cobbold is now joining the team to drive the branded portfolio which accounts 50% of sales

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Catering exec and wine enthusiast dies in tragic plane crash

Published:  02 January, 2018

The foodservice industry is mourning the loss of one of its giants this morning, as the world media reports the tragic loss of Richard Cousins, CEO of catering company Compass Group.

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