Ian Macleod Distillers has created the role of business development manager for its domestic market.

The spirits company said earlier this week that Danielle Murphy has become business development manager for Scotland, joining the firm from Maxxium UK where she was a sales account manager. Murphy will be charged with developing Ian Macleod's brands across all outlets in Scotland.

The appointment follows Ian Macleod's decision last year to take its UK and Ireland distribution in-house. The move was followed by the recruitment of Alan Wardrop and Neil Boyd as UK sales manager and UK commercial director, respectively.