Nicola Carruthers joins The Spirits Business

25th July, 2016 by admin

The Spirits Business is delighted to announce the appointment of Nicola Carruthers as its new staff writer.

Nicola Carruthers has joined The Spirits Business as staff writer

Nicola Carruthers has joined The Spirits Business as staff writer

Carruthers joins The Spirits Business from Camra – the Campaign for Real Ale – where she held the role of communications assistant.

She takes over from Melita Kiely, who left the magazine last month.

Carruthers graduated from De Montfort University with an Honours degree in Journalism, Media and Communications, before interning at local paper The Watford Observer, and trade titles Imbibe and BestBars.

She also brings with her hands-on bartending experience and has a detailed knowledge of classic and contemporary cocktails.

Carruthers welcomes all general industry news, including marketing campaigns, and can be reached at nicola@thespiritsbusiness.com.

“I’m delighted to welcome Nicola to the editorial team here at The Spirits Business,” said Kristiane Sherry, editor, The Spirits Business.

“Nicola has extensive industry experience and strengthens the team here with her working knowledge of the trade both from her time at Camra and while working as a bartender.

“I’d also like to thank Melita for all her hard work and dedication during her time at The Spirits Business, and we wish her well for the future.”

With Carruthers’ appointment, there have been a number of changes to the wider editorial team.

Amy Hopkins, formerly news and web editor, has been promoted to deputy editor and can be reached at amy@thespiritsbusiness.com.

In addition, Annie Hayes, formerly social media editor, has been promoted to news, web and social editor and can be reached at annie@thespiritsbusiness.com.

“Amy and Annie are both incredible assets to The Spirits Business team and I congratulate them on their promotions,” Sherry continued.

The Spirits Business is the world’s only trade title dedicated to the spirits industry, and their combined experience, reflected in their new roles, sets the magazine in strong stead looking forward.”

 

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