The former managing director of Britvic Soft Drinks is to join Bottlegreen Drinks Co. as a non-executive director. Stephen Davies was managing director of Britvic between 1992 and December 2003.

His appointment to the Bottlegreen team sees him with reunited with Simon Speers, the former managing director of Britvic's International Division. Speers joined Bottlegreen in April 2002.

In a statement, Davies said: "Bottlegreen is a small yet dynamic drinks business with a vibrant and forward-looking team of industry professionals. Led by its flagship product 'bottlegreen elderflower cordial', its brands are growing in strength and popularity as distribution is further extended.

"I'm particularly pleased to be alongside Simon Speers again," Davies added. "We worked closely for many years at Britvic and I very much value his drive and expertise. I hope that my industry experience will add further value and inspire profitable innovation at Bottlegreen."

Davies takes up his new role at the beginning of September.