Fuller, Smith & Turner announces Ian Bray as beer co MD

Fuller, Smith & Turner announces Ian Bray as beer co MD

Fuller, Smith & Turner has appointed Ian Bray as MD for its beer company.

Bray will take up the position on 12 December, the London Pride beer brewer announced today (29 September). He replaces John Roberts, who left the London-based company in March this year to "pursue new opportunities".

Fuller's chairman Michael Turner said of Bray: "His exceptional international management and marketing experience will help us to grow sales of our beers both at home and abroad." His most recent position was European marketing director of Bunge, while he has also worked for Wrigley, Muller and SmithKline Beecham.

Bray joins Fuller's as the UK beer industry continues to grapple with a fall in consumption and the UK economy remains depressed. However, Fuller's last trading statement, issued in July, said that the group's own-brewed beer sales rose by 2% in volume for the first 16 weeks of its financial year, to 23 July.