Nyetimber has appointed a marketing & communications manager, who joins from Piper-Heidsieck & Charles Heidsieck. 

Christian Holthausen started in the newly-created role for the West Sussex-based English sparkling wine company last week, a company spokesperson said. Prior to this, Holthausen spent nearly seven years as international house communications director at Champagne houses Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck.

Before this he worked for Remy Cointreau USA, latterly as its PR and special events manager for Champagnes and wines.  

Nyetimber CEO Eric Heerema said: “The creation of this new role is consistent with our strategy to continue to build an outstanding team and expand Nyetimber’s recognition for quality in the UK and abroad.”

Last year, the owner of Piper-Heidsieck and Charles Heidsieck, Remy Cointreau, sold the brands to France's Societe Europeenne de Participations Industrielles for EUR412.2m (US$593.6m).