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Inverarity Morton appoints 'the Wine Guy'

Published:  03 July, 2013

Scotland's largest independent drinks distributor, Inverarity Morton, has appointed Guy Chatfield director of wine sales.


Chatfield succeeds Tarquin de Burgh, who has been at the helm for more than a decade and will step down later this year.


After starting his drinks industry career at Oddbins in 1994, Chatfield went on to work for S&N, Justerini & Brooks, Matthew Clark and Concha y Toro. He also writes a monthly column for Scottish trade publication SLTN, under the guise of 'the Wine Guy'.


Donald Campbell, sales director at Inverarity Morton, said: "We've known Guy for a long time as we were the sole agent in Scotland for Concha y Toro. Over time he became an extension of the team; he knew the inner workings of the company, the personalities and the culture, so when we came to speak to each other about this opening, there was little explaining needed.


"He immediately understood the opportunity that this role presented for him to be part of a company that offers an unbeatable package to the on-trade."


Chatfield added: "The business is in fantastic shape and it's a great time for me to get on board. Inverarity Morton is a formidable force and few merchants can compete on the overall proposition: the product, the service, the training - I'm so glad I don't have to compete with them now!"