Dream job for Gilligan

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John Gilligan, former Sales Director at Wm Morton has joined Tennent’s as Sales Managing Director. Steve Annand, who has been acting MD for the past six months, has been appointed Commercial Managing Director. John takes responsibility for all things sales related while Steve will be in charge of marketing, new product development and the commercial side of the business. Says John, “It’s a good fit.” It’s not the first time that John has worked with C&C bosses John Dinsmore and Stephen Glancey. Before joining Wm Morton, he spent 17 years with Scottish Brewers, with his last role being Director of Sales.
John told DRAM, “I am really looking forward to working with Stephen and John again. They have a very clear vision and are totally focussed on what they want to achieve over the next three to four years, and my CV fitted. I can help them achieve what they want to, and for me the timing was just right. I am delighted to be back in a part of the licensed trade business that I really understand. Tennent’s want to invest more in the Scottish licensed trade, and in order to do that you have to take some risks, and I’m not adverse to that.” He continues, “I thoroughly enjoyed my nine years with Wm Morton. It is a great family business, but I am now looking forward to re-acquainting myself not only with some familiar faces at Tennent’s but with licensees the length and breadth of Scotland. I intend to be out there catching up with people as soon as possible. This is a wonderful opportunity and I fully intend not just to grow Tennent’s but the whole portfolio. It’s definitely exciting, although I am sad to be leaving Wm Morton.”

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