HDN Expands Marketing and Sales Teams
HDN Wines has expanded its marketing and sales teams with Chris Wilson joining as Communications Manager and Clare Cutler as National Accounts Manager.
After 14 years in newspaper and magazine journalism, including three years as Features Editor of Mirror.co.uk, Wilson decided in 2010 to follow his passion for wine and undertook a degree in Viticulture and Oenology at Plumpton College. After graduating in 2013, he has since been involved in running tastings for corporate clients as well as writing, and holding events and tastings, for Cambridge Wine Merchants.
Reporting to Marketing Director Helen Munday at HDN, Wilson will be responsible for the company’s internal and external communications, managing all web and social media content, overseeing Press activity via the company’s PR agency and working with the Portfolio and Brand Managers on individual campaigns.
Clare Cutler joins HDN from Free Run Wines, where she worked as National Accounts Manager for the last three and a half years, looking after various clients across the major multiple, specialist and convenience sectors. Prior to this, Cutler worked for ten years at Thierry’s Wine Services, holding the position of National Commercial Executive from 2000 to 2008 before being promoted to National Account Manager. Cutler will work alongside Mark Denison and Richard Brooks on the multiples team.
“These are key appointments for us and we very much look forward to welcoming Chris and Clare to the company,” comments Managing Director Andrew Bewes. “Chris’s extensive media experience and wine knowledge and Clare’s background of working closely with multiple retailers mean they’re great additions to our team, and will help us improve service to all our customers.”