Renton to lead Wine Importers

WINE Importers, the Livingston-based wine merchant, has appointed Neil Renton as its new managing director.

Renton, formerly sales director of the business, succeeds Gordon White, who will remain as a director of Wine Importers until he retires at the end of the year. White has been with the company for 36 years.

Renton’s appointment is one of several changes at the top end of the company. Graeme Broom has been promoted to the role of wine director and Gordon Nicol has joined the business from C&C Group as director of finance and operations.

Keith Murray, executive chairman of Wine Importers, said: “Our scale and agility has allowed us to perform well in the face of challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic and supply chain issues.

“The Wine Importers team takes great pride in its deep knowledge and commitment to personal service, and we look forward to supporting the hospitality industry after a period of such turbulence and uncertainty. We anticipate unprecedented demand as the economy reopens.

“Continuity was our priority as we looked to the future and the appointments we have made ahead of Gordon White’s well-deserved retirement mean we continue in our mission of being Scotland’s most reliable wine merchant with confidence and optimism.”