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Edrington Plans New Headquarters

Edrington Plans New Headquarters
April 19
16:41 2016

Edrington, the maker of some of the world’s best-loved Scotch whiskies, including The Macallan, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park, and Brugal rum has announced plans to move to a new HQ in central Glasgow in early 2017. The proposed move will see the new HQ bring together Edrington’s executive board and other essential HQ functions, which are currently split between offices in Great Western Road in Glasgow and West Kinfauns in Perth.

Bringing all senior leadership and business units together in a single location will enable improved organisational alignment and performance. The new HQ is expected to accommodate around 130 staff encompassing Edrington’s executive board, business units, finance, legal, corporate affairs, HR, global operations leadership, and elements of IT.

Ian Curle, chief executive of Edrington.

Ian Curle, chief executive of Edrington.

Ian Curle, chief executive of Edrington explains that the proposals will help the company compete more effectively in a challenging international premium spirits marketplace and enable long-term growth. “Glasgow is where it all started for our founders William Robertson and John Baxter in 1861,” he says. “Bringing together our essential HQ functions in a new central Glasgow location will help us to continue to compete successfully in a tough global market and to capitalise on what we see as positive long-term prospects for the industry.”

Ian Curle adds: “This development will not only secure our position as one of Scotland’s leading businesses, but also help us to continue investing in our premium brands at home and abroad, which in turn contributes to the on-going success of Scotch whisky, Scottish exports and the Scottish economy.”

The plans will see Edrington consult with affected employees on the closure of its Perth office and with HQ staff at its Glasgow site on Great Western Road. There will be no impact on any of the company’s other six sites across the country.

The company’s desire under the proposals is to see as many employees as possible join its new Glasgow HQ and it will work closely with all affected staff throughout the consultation.

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