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Premium drinks distributer Mangrove UK, has appointed two bright new talents to their team.  Stuart Baillie will take on the role of managing the Northern Sales Team and Miriam Pomioli will become Brand Activator.

Stuart’s passion is working with the on-trade and he’ll be looking after key groups in the North of England, as well as managing the sales team there.  With years of experience in the spirits industry, Stuart started out behind the bar (at MOJO, The Lowry and Blackdog Ballroom), before moving to sales where he developed an enviable track record in turning brands around and generating sales success.  He is looking forward to working with the Mangrove brand portfolio.

Having moved to the UK in 2020, Miriam will be championing products from her home country of Italy, as she starts a newly created role of Gruppo Montenegro Brand Activator.  The brands premium portfolio of iconic Italian brands includes Select Aperitivo, which will be the main focus of Miriam’s work, as well as Amaro Montenegro and Vecchia Romagna.

She’ll be focussing on trade marketing and events.  She graduated in Language and Business and completed a Masters degree in Export Management in 2020.  Miriam is a big fan of spritzes and is making it her mission to educate spritz fans that Select Aperitivo is the essential ingredient of the original Venetian Spritz.

Nick Gillett, MD at Mangrove UK said:

I’d like to welcome Stuart and Miriam, it’s an exciting time to join us, with lots of opportunities to innovate and develop.  They are both great assets to the team.  With pubs and non-essential retailers back open, things are feeling really positive for an enjoyable and more sociable summer ahead.  We want to be there showcasing our quality brand portfolio all carefully picked to match the Mangrove ethos, based on their provenance, category, authenticity and innovation.