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Major shake-up at Ehrmanns

Published:  24 March, 2014

As part of a major shake-up at director level within Ehrmanns, two senior executives are leaving the business and their replacements have already been found.

The group told that sales director Kim Wilson, who has been with Ehrmanns for eight years and buying director Joy Edmondson, who has worked for the company for 14 years, are both leaving the firm. It is understood that a third director, covering logistics, is also leaving Ehrmanns.

Wilson, who has already left the company to pursue her own interests, is being replaced by Paul Daniell of González Byass, who takes up the role of senior national account manager in late April. Meanwhile Freyja Kenny is joining in May from Ocado as senior commercial manager to replace Edmondson, who departs in April. Kenny is currently buying manager at Ocado and was a fine wine buyer at Tesco prior to that role.

Peter Dauthieu, Ehrmanns chairman, said: "We are really pleased to welcome Freyja and Paul to the company; both are well experienced and will make a significant contribution."

In 2009 Ehrmanns was bought over by wine investment fund Global Vintners after debt issues had hampered its development.

Ehrmanns was set up as far back as 1875, and today supplies wine to multiple channels from over 30 family owned wineries in 15 countries. It employs around 30 staff. It started building its independents offering in 2006. The firm also has a strong Fairtrade and organic offering.