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Bibendum appoints new management board

Published:  28 September, 2011

Bibendum Wine has appointed new management board that includes; Fiona Cochran marketing director, Bob Smyllie operations director and Kirstie Papworth supply director.

They will join the three existing board members - Michael Saunders managing director, James Kowszun finance director and Richard Cochrane off-trade director.

Managing director, Michael Saunders, said: "All three new board members have been promoted internally following several years of delivering outstanding results in their areas of the business.

"I would like to congratulate them on their appointment and look forward to working with them as we target an even better performance over the next few years."

The latest company results saw Bibendum turnover grow by 22% in 2010-11 to £176.9m with a 33% rise in profitability.

The new board have been overseeing a number of major projects including; implementing a learning & development programme, acquiring ISO14001 environmental certification and developing a new market insights division.