The founder of the U'Luvka Polish vodka brand is set to step down from the namesake company.

Mark Holmes is looking to "pursue other business interests", just-drinks learnt last week. The current sales and distribution director, Mark Chapman, will take over from Holmes.

Chapman joined London-based U'Luvka last year from UB Group’s European distributor, Cms Drinks International.

“It is 12 years since I had the idea to create U’Luvka and seven years since I founded the Brand Distillery and launched the brand," said Holmes. "U’Luvka is now available in over 60 countries and has won numerous awards for the packaging and for the quality of the vodka.

"The founder’s role is now finished and I am moving on to start some other new projects, about which I am very excited.”