New position at Sky Business for Molson Coors Scottish boss Hugo Mills

September 22nd, 2017 | Posted in: News,People

Molson Coors has announced that Hugo Mills, Sales and Operations Director for Scotland, is departing to join SKY Business as their UK Director of Partnerships later this year.

Mills has been at the Scottish helm of Molson Coors for the past four years and the company praised Mills for driving the business forward and creating the current position of strength for the future growth of the company in Scotland over his tenure.

During Mills time at the brewer it has seen double-digit growth in Scotland for the last four consecutive years.  Mills said, “I’m deeply proud of our track record in Scotland. Over the past four years, we have grown our portfolio to have five of the top 20 beer brands in Scotland. Carling is now the only standard lager in growth and Coors Light is the fastest growing lager brand. I’m most grateful to our team and all our customers and key partners, many of whom have been strong supporters particularly when it comes to developing our brands.”

Mills continues, “The Scottish licensed trade has had challenges and it will continue to face challenges, for this, it requires strong leadership and Molson Coors will continue to give every support to ensure businesses across Scotland have every opportunity to succeed.”

“From a personal perspective, I’m delighted to have accepted a new challenge and to be joining a dynamic organisation such as SKY and leading on its current and future partnerships across the UK. SKY has been an integral partner with Molson Coors and I believe SKY remains distinct in the great choice of sporting action and value add that it presents to customers.”

“I will be working with the team at Molson Coors to press forward with regard to the exciting plans they will be bringing to customers and helping in the smooth transition of my successor which will be announced in due course.”

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Susan Young
Susan Young is a journalist who has spent the last 20 years editing the DRAM. Prior to that, she spent a decade working in Public Relations and Events dealing with clients as diverse as Cumbernauld Development Agency and James Burrough Distillers. Her knowledge of the Scottish licensed trade is extensive and she also instigated the first ever Scottish licensed trade awards which have evolved into the Scottish Bar and Pub Awards.

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