United Wineries has confirmed a change of commercial director for its UK team.

John Leech will replace Andrés Perez de Herrasti, who became managing director of United Wineries late last year, the firm said today (21 June).

Leech, who will start in the position on 12 July, joins the company from Boutinot, where he worked for 12 years in the Italian and Iberian division.

United Wineries is the largest supplier of branded Spanish wine to the UK off-trade sector. It also works in partnership with Gruppo La-Vis of Italy.

The firm's sales team includes employees who have previously worked at E&J Gallo, Constellation and Pernod Ricard.