MOLSON Coors has announced that Hugo Mills, Sales and Operations Director for Scotland is leaving the company 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 over his tenure and creating the current position of strength for the future growth of the company in Scotland.
In a statement the company said that Mills’ energetic and progressive approach had enabled Coors to achieve consecutive double-digit growth over the past four years and that was reflected in the stature and strength of the Molson Coors business and the commitment it has to its consumers and customers across the Scottish licensed trade.
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 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”.
He concluded, “I will be working with the team at Molson Coors to press forward with 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.”