Former head of trading for drinks at Marks & Spencer, Andrew Shaw, is the latest recruit at Coterie Holdings.

Shaw, who will join the business on March 1, will implement a buying and sourcing strategy for Coterie and work with the teams at Lay & Wheeler and Hallgarten & Novum.

Prior to M&S, Shaw worked with Coterie CEO Michael Saunders at Bibendum.

“After three years at M&S spearheading a very successful transformation of the drinks category, I am thrilled to be joining Coterie in the role of wine director at such an exciting time,” Shaw said. “The opportunity to support the continued growth and success of two of the UK’s most respected wine businesses of Hallgarten & Novum Wines and Lay & Wheeler was massively appealing. I am relishing the opportunity to work with so many great people across the Coterie group, the eclectic customer base, and world-renowned suppliers within such an innovative and forward-thinking model.”

Saunders said the appointment is “another clear signpost of Coterie’s ambition to become a leading force in the premium wine business”.

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