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Justerini's chair to step down

Published:  23 July, 2008

Fine wine merchant Justerini & Brooks has announced its chairman will retire in December after 40 years with the company.

Edward Demery played a major part in J&B's move into Asia in the 1980s and went on to become managing director in 1993 before taking up the chaimanship in 2002.

His replacement is "subject to a future announcement", said a J&B spokesman.

Nick Hyde, current MD, said: "Edward's encouragement of a new generation of Justerini & Brooks staff has been unstinting and I'm delighted that Edward has every intention of remaining a passionate ambassador for us following his retirement."