New Forth bosses to keep off-trade plans

20 August, 2010

The new owners of Forth Wines say the independent off-trade will continue to be an important part of its plans.

The business has been bought from Matthew Clark by a group of investors for an undisclosed sum. The deal puts the company, based at Milnathort near Kinross, back into Scottish ownership after nine years as part of the larger group.

The deal was struck by George Thomson, Ewen Cameron and Ian Cumming, whose combined drinks industry experience includes time with Scottish & Newcastle, Diageo, Waverley TBS and First Drinks.

New managing director Thomson said: “Over the many years of working in the industry, we’ve built up an intimate knowledge of the needs of our customers.

“We’ll be focusing on that to grow the business into one that has an ­unrivalled wine portfolio and one that has customer service and support at its heart.”

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