Pictured David Parkinson CEO Wine GB
The national body for the English and Welsh wine industry has announced that with immediate effect its official name is WINES OF GREAT BRITAIN LIMITED. It will use the shortened name ‘WINEGB’. Wines of Great Britain follows the formal merger of two industry bodies: United Kingdom Vineyards Association (UKVA) and English Wine Producers (EWP).
David Parkinson has been appointed CEO of the new group. David’s career has spanned the wine trade, advertising and local government. For ten years he worked in wine production, sales and marketing mainly in France, Spain and USA.
Commenting on his appointment, David said: “I am relishing the opportunity to ensure that this growing industry continues to prosper and to work with WineGB’s members to ensure they have the support from their trade organisation to deliver tangible results that have a positive impact on their businesses.”