Lilo was founded by an art-driven collective, who imagined a lighter and lower tipple inspired by balance and creativity. Using only natural ingredients, each Lilo flavour is crafted with a bespoke botanical spirit from an award winning distiller designed to enhance the flavours in each expression.
There is also style to go with our substance. Our world has been designed by collage artist Maria Rivans, whose work has been the inspiration for our first two flavours – each one inviting you to take your senses on a flavourful journey, one sip at a time.
In the summer of 2019, 4 entrepreneurs who each own relevant but different drink businesses between London, Chicago and Glasgow founded Lilo.
Bringing a mixture of specialisms across commercial finance, beverage development, production, branding, advertising and export, we combined forces to develop a company that would launch a portfolio of targeted, consumer driven premium Hard Seltzers in UK, Europe and beyond.
Following a soft launch in late 2020, the official launch of our first brand, Lilo, is April 2021. For us, the next 12 months is focused on adding more premium listings in the UK, driving brand awareness and establishing the role as the premium Hard Seltzer. Would you like to join our team?
The Head of Sales will initially have full responsibility for establishing and growing The Alcoholic Water Company’s first brand from a developing portfolio, Lilo, the premium hard seltzer into the UK Grocery, Retail & On-trade marketplace.
The business launched its first premium hard seltzer brand, Lilo. One of the lightest and lowest in the market, Lilo is the Art of Hard Seltzer and is clearly differentiated from other Hard Seltzers;
The amazing opportunity – a brand new role – oversees the strategy, management and growth of UK sales for Lilo. This includes direct account management of key customers, specifically multiple premium retailers, premium pub operators, premium out of home (cinema, high end bars & hotels) and wholesalers.
The ideal profile is a high-energy Commercial Manager with a proven track record of launching new FMCG brands that attract large UK multi-channel customers (specifically premium grocery & retail). Ideally with a solid branded drinks exposure, you will have evidence of identifying, winning and managing national accounts in the food & drink sector. Charismatic and passionate for premium drinks brands, you will be ambitious with a fierce desire to succeed – and be attracted to the concept of a start-up business working in a fast-growth, hugely exciting category. In a nutshell, a strategic and self-motivated UK sales and national account leader with a “can do” attitude to join our small, specialist team of entrepreneurial drinks enthusiasts.
As well an incredible career opportunity, you will receive a highly competitive salary and a 20% bonus. Shares incentives may be an option for top performers.
Scott started his career working for one of the leading Advertising & Comms agencies in Edinburgh where he spent 7 years before moving in to recruitment in 2011. As such, he is well-networked in the Marketing & Comms space across Scotland. With a friendly and consultative approach, Scott is genuinely passionate about providing a positive journey to both candidates and clients alike and believes communication plays a big part in this. A “thinking-outside-the-box recruiter”, he is known for helping candidates portray the best version of themselves and helping clients find talent for those hard to fill roles.
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:
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:
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:
In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:
Andy has been recruiting in Technology, Change & Transformation since 2001. Delivering tailored resource solutions as trusted advisor to clients ranging from start-ups through to global blue-chip organisations across contract, permanent, fixed term, and managed service/statement of work solutions. He has experience providing candidates for Helpdesk through to CIO and takes great pride in providing excellent customer service and ensuring each candidate journey is a positive one. An expert in his market he can provide guidance across current market trends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
James has a decade of experience within the FMCG sector where he has partnered with a wide range of businesses placing key appointments at all levels including Director/ Board level. Driving growth across our Manufacturing & Engineering function, James specialises in Production, Operations, Engineering, Quality, HSE, Technical, NPD and Supply Chain. With his passion and expertise in these areas, James supports candidates and clients by working closely to understand their needs and wants providing exceptional service.