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With a wealth of experience behind the bar, Sammie Cox joins the Team Purple sales team as Account Manager for the North West.  She will be based in and around Manchester with a focus on independent venues for premium distributer Mangrove UK.

Relatively new to the drinks industry, Sammie started out two years ago at one of Manchester’s most eclectic and inspired venues, Acane Cocktail Bar.  She began work as Bartender and was soon promoted to Head Bartender, during this time she gained lots of invaluable insight and experience into the industry, as well as developing a great network in the Manchester scene.  Her energy and attitude really impressed the team at Mangrove who were looking to recruit in this key territory.  Her role will help develop relationships with independent bars, restaurants and nightclubs, which will be critical as they are able to re-open to their full capacity and extended hours later this month.

Chris Pollard, On-trade Sales Director at Mangrove UK said:

We’re absolutely delighted to have Sammie join our team, her knowledge, energy and enthusiasm will be a great asset to the business for many years to come.  Manchester and the North West has always been a stronghold for Mangrove, and with Sammie on board I’m confident that we’ll be able to introduce more and more people to our fantastic brands in an area with a booming hospitality scene which is going from strength to strength.

Sammie Cox added:

I am so incredibly excited to have started with Mangrove, I’ve been welcomed in by a strong team and I am looking forward to working with some of the UK’s best venues and Mangrove’s outstanding brands. I love the shared ethos behind the brands and Mangrove, it’s a pleasure to work with forward thinking and exciting people.