Encirc appoints new general manager

03 February, 2015

Contract bottler Encirc has appointed John Hawkins as general manager to oversee operations at its Cheshire plant.

Hawkins joins Encirc from soft drinks manufacturer Refresco Gerber, where he spent six years as contract manufacturing director, he has worked in the drinks industry for 20 years.

He said: “Encirc is a successful business with a long-standing reputation for delivering high quality bottling products and solutions. Beverages is a key part of Encirc’s unique proposition and adds significant value to the offering.

“The facilities at Elton are world class and I’m looking forward to working with the team as we continue to develop these and realise even greater achievements in the future.”

Bookmark this

Site Search


English wine: a happy harvest for Christmas

All across England and Wales, vineyards are being harvested. Down winding country lanes come armies of welly-wearing conscripts wielding secateurs and buckets, ready to reap the rewards of our vines. Happily they come, their cheeks ruddy with pride. Half an hour later they’re crawling over muddy clods with lacerated hands, drenched in claggy juice and cold sweat, as if ploughing through an endurance race.

Click for more »
Upcoming events


Is blended Scotch overshadowed by single malt in retailers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don't know