Champagne Lanson has appointed a new regional sales manager for Scotland.

Jonathan Philips will assume the position with immediate effect, the company said yesterday (25 January). Philips, who has worked previously at Glenmorangie and Strathmore Mineral Water, will be responsible for Lanson's international products in the Scottish on- and off-trade.

"We are increasing our focus on the Scottish sector and are very pleased to have Jonathan onboard," said UK marketing director Paul Beavis.

In late-2005, Lanson International was acquired by rival Champagne producer Boizel Chanoine Champagne for around EUR120m (US$101m).