Ian McDonald to leave Filshill after 41 years

Possibly the longest-serving employee in the Scottish wholesale and retail trade – Ian McDonald of JW Filshill – is to retire early next year.

McDonald (pictured), who has worked for the Glasgow-based wholesaler for 41 years, latterly as sales director, has been largely involved in developing the KeyStore brand both in Scotland and the north of England.

Between now and when he finally steps down, he will be working on a number of company projects.

Filshill’s managing director Simon Hannah said: “Ian has made an invaluable contribution to us and there can be few delivered wholesalers across the UK, let alone Scotland, fortunate enough to have an individual of Ian’s calibre driving and developing their retail business.”

News that McDonald is retiring coincides with the announcement that Craig Brown is filling the newly-created role of sales director, with responsibility for all sales activities within the company.

Brown, until recently co-owner of retail, food and drink consultancy Ross & Brown, previously worked for leading retail multiples, including Sainsbury, Tesco and Safeway.

Tel: JW Filshill 0141-883 7071

Published Date: August 28, 2017
Category: Wholesale Industry News