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The Wine & Spirit Trade Association (WSTA) has appointed a new chief executive. Jeremy Beadles, currently managing director at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), will succeed Quentin Rappoport in the position from 1 January.

Beadles, 34, joined the BRC five years ago as policy director, then became commercial director before being promoted to his current position.

In a statement, Barry Sutton, chairman of the WSTA, said: "We are delighted to appoint Jeremy Beadles as chief executive. The sector needs a strong trade association and I believe that Jeremy is the right person to take the WSTA forward."

"I am really looking forward to leading the WSTA, working with the board and the committed executive team, to improve the profile of the sector, recruit new members, develop new membership services and deliver significant value for membership," Beadles added.


Sectors: Spirits, Wine

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