Chris Miller becomes Filshill’s group commercial director

JW Filshill, the Glasgow C&C/wholesaler and owner of the KeyStore convenience store brand, has appointed Chris Miller (pictured) to the new position of group commercial director.

Chris Miller-for-webMiller, who remains a director of both JW Filshill International (The Craft Beer Clan of Scotland) and the Clan Brewing Company, Filshill’s beer distribution and production division, will be responsible for the day-to-day strategic direction of the group and the category trading teams, as well as focusing on new business opportunities.

Managing director Simon Hannah said: “We have been going through considerable transition and growth in a relatively short period and we now need to create a stronger and more sustainable management structure to sustain that.

“Chris has been working with us for over two years, having been brought on board to build our international business, which has since expanded its remit to represent Scottish distillers as well as craft brewers in key export markets around the globe. As group commercial director, he brings an exceptional breadth of experience, as well as synergies that will benefit the wider Filshill business.”

Miller, who is a former chief executive of Harviestoun Brewery in Clackmannanshire, said: “This is a challenging time for us as we strive to build and develop new markets, both at home and overseas, in collaboration with partners including Scotland Food & Drink, Scottish Development International and Scottish Enterprise.

“What we are doing is realigning our existing trading team to best suit our domestic and international growth strategies, utilising the talented and committed individuals already working within the business in order to achieve our commercial goals.”

Tel: JW Filshill 0141-883 7071

Published Date: June 2, 2016
Category: Wholesale Industry News