The managing director of drinks company Kingsland Drinks has announced his departure.

Ed Baker, who has been with the firm for around a decade, is to take on a new role outside of the industry.

Baker joined Kingsland Drinks in 2013 as finance director before assuming his current role as MD in 2019.

Andy Sagar, chairman of Kingsland Drinks Group said: “Ed has been an integral part of our company since the day he joined as finance director. We’ll miss him greatly, but he leaves a strong business that has sustainable investment in people and capabilities that will continue to drive our business forward. While it’s sad to see such a well-respected figure exit the industry, I am confident we have a strong leadership team, and immense capability across the entire business. aligned with excellent relationships with all our stakeholders. Our offering is well developed, and we are prepared and ready for our next steps and an exciting future ahead for Kingsland.”

Kingsland Drinks is currently recruiting Baker’s successor.