UK: Ex-Accolade Wines exec joins Quintessential Brands
Quintessential has hired two new executives
Fledgling spirits group Quintessential Brands has further signalled its intent by making two new senior appointments, including a former Accolade Wines executive.
Stephen Loftus, previously global innovation director at Accolade, has joined the London-based group as director of brands, it announced earlier this week. Loftus has also worked for Red Bull and began his career in the mid-1990s at United Distillers, now a Diageo subsidiary.
The other appointment is Patrick O'Reilly, who has joined Quintessential as international business development director. Prior to his appointment, O'Reilly spent six years at UK distributor Cellar Trends.
Both will report to Mike Salmon, the firm's brands and marketing director.
Quintessential, which owns gin producer G&J Distillers, previoulsy known as G&J Greenall, was founded in 2011 by former Gruppo Campari CEO Enzo Visone and investment banker Warren Scott.
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