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Former S&N Executive Neison Joins The C&C board

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JOHN Dunsmore, the chief executive of Irish drinks group C&C, bolstered his board yesterday with the appointment of former Scottish & Newcastle executive Kenny Neison to the post of strategy chief.

Neison is among a number of former S&N executives to have joined C&C, the makers of Magners, since Dunsmore – himself a former S&N man – took the helm last year.

He said: “We are delighted that Kenny has joined the board of C&C. Kenny has a wealth of experience … and he has made a significant contribution to the group’s development since he joined C&C last November.”

In August, Dunsmore splashed out £180 million for Scotland’s best-selling lager, Tennent’s. Dublin-based C&C said the deal would strengthen the distribution opportunities for Magners cider in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

C&C also makes leading Irish cider brand Bulmers and exports several spirits and liqueurs, including the Irish whiskey Tullamore Dew.

It is currently battling to improve its performance after Magners’ sales disappointed last year following strong growth in earlier years.

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