UK wine importer Thierry's has appointed two heads of trading, tasked with developing and delivering strategy for existing and new channels.

Marie Knight and Claire Sheppard have been appointed into the senior management roles, the company announced today (25 November).

Commercial director, Matthew Dickinson, said: "I am very pleased to announce these two new additions to our senior management team which will increase our focus on delivering the very best prices and quality throughout our range for existing and new customers."

Thierry's has also promoted Nikki Fletcher to the new role of general manager. She has held various roles at the company, in logistics, marketing, PR and sales.

The company said it will be making further sales and marketing recruitment announcements in the coming months.

"Just because there is a recession on, doesn't mean that we can't grow our business," added Dickinson. "In fact, we feel that if we can do well now, then we'll be in much better shape once the economy improves."