Codorniu confirms UK commitment as Mantella quits

02 May, 2014

Grupo Codorníu director Javier Pages has moved to reassure retailers of its commitment to the UK after it announced head Nick Mantella was stepping down.

Mantella left his post as the firm’s UK managing director on Wednesday after 12 years with the company.

Talking to OLN this week at its office in Penedes, Spain, Pages said it had drafted in headhunters to find a replacement.

He said: “We have appointed a head hunter. But, of course, when you change the leadership [of a company] the business changes too. We are very committed to the UK, it is a very important market for us.”

Mantella joined Codorniu in 2002 as sales director before taking the top job in 2010, replacing Bill Breen.

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