Inverarity Morton boosts sales and wine teams
Independent Scottish drinks merchant Inverarity Morton has appointed two members of staff to boost its sales and wine teams.
Claire McLachlan is to be area sales manager for Edinburgh and wine tutor Claire Blackler is to join the wine buying team. Blackler is to assist Colin Forgie in developing the company's wine portfolio and negotiating distribution contracts. She will continue to train alongside Mike Cottam at Inverarity Morton's wine school, which registered its 1000th candidate this month.
McLachlan has moved from Bellevue's Drinks Direct division where she was business development executive. She is the 26th member of Inverarity Morton's sales force.
WSET-accredited tutor, Claire Blackler, joined the company in February 2012 to support its training programme.
Managing director, Stephen Russell, said: "With Claire McLachlan in place, we have an experienced sales force that covers every corner of Scotland, and all of them know their corners like the backs of their hand. Claire Blackler has an encyclopaedic knowledge of wine and a huge passion for the subject. She will be an invaluable addition to the wine buying team as we look to further improve our portfolio."