Manchester based Didsbury Gin have announced the appointment of Andy Smallman as Board Advisor following considerable growth for the gin brand in 2018/19
Andy joins the brand having over 20 years of experience in the drinks industry, which includes roles as Buying Director for Matthew Clark and over 10 years as Managing Director at Halewood.
Following a period of rapid growth for Didsbury Gin, Andy will draw on his experience to develop a strong domestic sales strategy and assist in accelerating the brands already growing sales channels.
Andy is currently working closely with the management team and leading a competitive tender process which will see the brand appoint an exclusive distributor in the coming weeks. Following a successful appearance on Dragon’s Den, Didsbury Gin has seen been on a remarkable journey and the brand is now seen by over 2 million people in the UK each week due to a number of national on and off-trade listings.
Speaking of the appointment, Liam Manton, Didsbury Gin co-founder said: “Didsbury Gin has gone from strength-to-strength since our Dragon’s Den appearance in January. We’ve crafted a space for our brand in what could be perceived as a congested market place and as a company destined for further success it’s imperative we build both strong advisory and delivery teams who share our ambitions. We’re delighted Andy has decided to join us on this journey and we have no doubt that his expertise and ‘can-do’ attitude will make sure his appointment is a huge success’
Andy Smallman commented “The plans for the future of Didsbury Gin are fantastic and I’m excited to be joining such an exciting team and to support the growth of the brand in the UK and beyond. The founders have a real energy and passion to turn Didsbury Gin into a globally recognisable gin brand, I look forward to joining them on this journey”.
PHOTO (L to R) : Didsbury Gin founders Liam and Mark with Andy Smallman
PHOTO by Jack Kirwin – JK Photography