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The Glasgow Distillery Company is re-establishing the metropolitan Scotch Malt Whisky tradition and bringing Glasgow Single Malt Scotch Whisky back to life! Would you like to join our growing and vibrant team?

The Glasgow Distillery is a contemporary urban distillery producing a portfolio of premium spirits in the single malt whisky, blended malt whisky, gin, vodka and rum categories. As a modern distillery our vision is focused on entering high growth markets with focussed and innovative growth strategies. 

Founders Liam Hughes, Mike Hayward and Ian McDougall foster an innovative and supportive environment, allowing individuals to grow quickly in their roles and contribute to the larger business objectives. It is an exciting and empowering place to work where ambition is set by the vision of the founders, each of whom are involved in the day-to-day running of the distillery.

We're hiring a Production Manager

“The role of Production Manager is a key one in our business. They will be tasked with ensuring that our brands meet our very high quality standards and that the business is investing the correct amount of capital and time in the areas that will help us maximise production effectiveness. Their role will be key in ensuring we are agile with our supply chain and can respond to our customers’ requirements. They will be at the heart of the running of an ambitious business which is experiencing rapid growth in an exciting and growing industry and will be joining a team of hard working, passionate employees.”

Mike Hayward, Co-Founder of The Glasgow Distillery

Denholm is excited to be working in partnership with The Glasgow Distillery Company as they continue their growth following new investment within the business. This newly created role within their structure demonstrates their confidence as the business looks to grow and scale. The Production Manager will take responsibility for managing all distillery production & logistics operations, through a small and dedicated team.

The role reports to the Distillery & Brands Director, and as with any small and growing business, it will require someone who will relish a role that has a real breadth of responsibilities. This will include responsibility for managing a small and dedicated team across Operations, Production and Supply Chain including management of stock and raw materials, as well as Quality Management in areas of sourcing, quality control, traceability and testing. You will implement the production strategy in conjunction with the Distillery & Brands Director and ensure compliance with Health & Safety and Food Hygiene regulations to ensure a safe working environment for all staff and visitors. In addition you will manage the following key areas :

• Full HMRC compliance across production and stock movement processes
• Maintenance program for the safe operation of distillery production equipment
• Achievement of industry accreditation and adherence to distributor and customer quality compliance standards and audit processes
• Develop cost efficiencies across production, operation and logistics
• Manage supply chain process from production, maturation to bottling of finished product and stock, including waste management
• Manage and motivate the Production & Operations team to ensure maximum employee engagement, training and development
• Manage and implement production workloads and shift scheduling with the Distillery Supervisor

We are looking for an individual who can bring experience in operational leadership roles, managing and developing people and teams within either the food or drinks manufacturing sector. You will be able to demonstrate an ability to operate in a broad management role that covers operations and logistics, continuous improvement methodologies, as well as quality, safety and environmental practices. With strong communication skills you will build and sustain excellent business relationships internally and externally. You will look to utilise strong business, financial, and analytical acumen and as a problem solver, you will be able to diagnose operational and logistical issues and deliver solutions that increase operational efficiencies and cost control. As with any small but growing business, you will relish the opportunity to be flexible, adaptable and calm when working under pressure.

This is an excellent opportunity for an someone with strong operational experience across the drinks/spirits sector, or from the fast moving environment of food manufacturing at this exciting time of growth.

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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.

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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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