New wine buyer at Walter Hicks

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St Austell Brewery has promoted sales manager, Louisa Fitzpatrick, to the role of wine buyer as its wine and spirit business, Walter Hicks & Co.

Fitzpatrick has been at the company since 2005, starting out as sales development manager for west Cornwall.

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Wine buyer Louisa Fitzpatrick

In 2010, she completed the Diploma of Wines and Spirits and was awarded a scholarship for the Master of Wine qualification as well as the Fortified Wine Scholarship.

St Austell Brewery sales director, Ian Blunt said: “Louisa was a natural choice for this position. She knows our business inside and out and her knowledge of the market is so impressive.

“We know we have an excellent portfolio, but Louisa’s insight means we can now be much more customer focused and ensure we can continue to grow our business with their needs at the forefront of our buying decisions.”