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We are Edrington UK – the UK’s number one whisky supplier. As part of the global Edrington family, we are responsible for the UK sales, marketing and distribution of an incredible premium and ultra-premium portfolio, including The Macallan, Highland Park, The Famous Grouse, Naked Malt and Brugal.

As a distribution partner of Beam Suntory, we also represent many of its brands in the UK marketplace, such as Jim Beam, Maker’s Mark, Laphroaig, Courvoisier and The House of Suntory range of Japanese craft spirits.

Our Values

We live by five core values, which flow through everything we do. Every month we recognise an individual or team that has demonstrated our core values with one of our ‘Hearts & Values’ awards.

Be Curious

We are a community of like minded people, always striving to give more.

Be Driven

We are comfortable being uncomfortable and we lead from the front.

Be Real

We have a sense of ownership. We are authentic and honest above all else.

Be Together

We are down to earth, celebrating our diversity, our passions and our personalities.

Be Brave

We are inquisitive, and always wanting to learn.
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Brilliant Teams, Brilliant Brands, Brilliant Execution

“Without a doubt, our people are our greatest asset and I am proud to say all of my colleagues share a passion for this exciting and ever-evolving industry. Our strong and positive culture sets us apart, and helps us to drive forward together towards achieving our personal and professional goals, as individuals and as a team.”

Mark Riley, Managing Director

Officially a great place to work

Edrington UK is recognised as one of the UK’s Best Workplaces 2020, with 91% of our people agreeing that we are a ‘great place to work’.

We are thrilled to also be deemed a ‘Centre for Excellence in Wellbeing’ and a Great Place to Work for Women. Our people are our number one priority and understanding the perspective of our colleagues and the challenges they face is key – which is why we are committed to our annual Great Place to Work all-staff survey and culture audit.

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Our latest opportunities…

We are searching for a Commercial Capability Manager, initially for a 12-month contract.

Working remotely – with access to either the London or Glasgow offices – the Commercial Capability Manager has responsibility for co-ordinating and managing commercial & Sales capability across Edrington UK. Reporting to the HR Director, the role has a particular focus on retail, digital and ecommerce RTM (as well as On-trade) – and has line management of a Commercial Systems Executive. Largely an autonomous position, this role offers the opportunity to shape and develop the function around the capability plan.

To be considered for this amazing opportunity, you will be a proven Commercial Capability Manager with a proven track record within FMCG/consumer goods. You will have evidence of creating and executing best practice guidelines for dynamic high-performance sales teams – and of designing and implementing capability programmes across a whole organisation.

This is a highly exciting time to be joining Edrington UK and although this is initially a 12-month contract, further great career opportunities may present themselves.

Private healthcare

All our colleagues have access to BUPA private medical care.

Market-leading pension

We offer a double-matched ‘Quality Mark Plus’ pension with a combined contribution of up to 21%.

Generous holidays

36 days per year, including the option to buy and sell days to support individual needs.

Employee bonus scheme

Everyone has the opportunity to earn an annual bonus ranging from 5% up to a potential 37.5%.

Our ‘Giving More’ philosophy

We are committed to supporting the UK’s two drinks industry trade charities – The Ben (Scotland) and The Drinks Trust – which have become a lifeline over the past year for hospitality workers facing financial hardship due to the pandemic.

Our current corporate charity partners are Mind and SAMH. We are proud to support two such vital charities which strive to ensure that mental health is treated in the same way as our physical health. Colleagues who are fundraising for causes close to their hearts can also apply for double fund matching. Our fund matching scheme has generated over £30k for charity over the past 12 months.

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Contact us.

If you have any questions about joining Edrington UK, please get in touch with Denholm Associates today. Thank you.

Paul McKernan

Our Community

As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.

Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.

Our Environment

We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.

Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option. 

Our People

Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!

We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.

We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.

Our Purpose

Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.

Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.

The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.

As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.

And this is what we do, every day.







Communication Advisors

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team. 

You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.

Your key duties will include:

  • Supporting the key account lead with day-to-day client liaison, providing strategic counsel on day-to-day account matters when required
  • Active involvement in planning and delivering global PR, marketing and digital campaigns
  • Managing content programmes, including mapping out content themes, spotting industry trends and story angles, writing copy when required which may include opinion articles, web and social
  • Building strong media relationships, creating pitches based on your story ideas and delivering content in-to suit the client’s target media and securing opportunities
  • Planning and running client’s social media programmes, and management of their channels
  • Continuously identifying opportunities to grow brand awareness and profile our client’s businesses within their target sector through events, webinars, thought leadership
  • Producing comprehensive and timely reports on client activity 
  • Supporting in the development of client proposals to help grow or win parts of the business

In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven background in account handling and direct client liaison – 4 years’ minimum
  • Experience in an agency setting focusing on B2B communication or PR
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written
  • A background in delivering creative, digitally led B2B communications such as LinkedIn campaigns
  • An innate understanding of earned media, with the ability to create stories and generate coverage across traditional media, digital and social
  • Experience working on content management programmes, with an awareness of the changing way business audiences consume information and an appreciation of search, paid and wider customer marketing activity, and how it all fits together
  • A history of working with clients in a variety of sectors is welcomed but experience in the tech and energy industries is advantageous.

Communication Lead

We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.

Your core duties will include:

  • Working with the MD to develop and deliver growth strategies 
  • Attracting and retaining profitable clients across a range of sectors 
  • Leading the creation and execution of strategic communication programmes
  • Inspiring, leading and developing multi-disciplinary teams
  • Developing strong relationships with clients, colleagues and associates
  • Producing high quality pitches and proposals to secure new business 
  • Curating, nurturing and managing a team of talented associates.

You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:

  • 7+ years of senior leadership experience within an agency or consultancy
  • Experience in Energy, Renewables, Financial Services or Life Sciences would be very desirable
  • Outstanding writing skills and the ability to engage and excite an audience
  • An impressive track record of client attraction, retention and growth 
  • The ability to thrive fast-paced environment managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong influencing and leadership skills to motivate and inspire those around you
  • Excellent planning, evaluation and project management skills
  • To develop new processes, systems and ways of working to drive performance


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