Quintessential Brands eyes travel retail growthBy Amy Hopkins
Bloom Gin owner Quintessential Brands has added three new members to its international commercial team as the group prepares to expand its presence in travel retail.
The group has appointed Nicolas Waymel as international commercial manager for Southern and Western Europe; Margaux Maupate as international market development executive; and James Barnett as international commercial manager for Northern & Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa.
The three new recruits will join William Ovens commercial director on Quintessential Brands’ international commercial team.
Ovens and former Moet-Hennessy executive Waymel will manage the group’s efforts to further growth in the global duty free market.
In May this year, Quintessential hired Monarq Group as its exclusive importer, regional distributor and marketer in the Latin America, Caribbean and US duty free channels.
“We now have a team of regional heads based in market, managing Europe, Asia and North America, and this will allow us to take the business to the next level,” said Ovens.
“We have appointed recently high quality distributors in various key markets and we are in the advanced stages of discussion with several parties to enter new markets; the addition of Nicolas, James and Margaux will accelerate this process and provide additional focus and support for both new and existing markets.”
Last month, Quintessential Brands launched new small batch brand Thomas Dakin Gin.