Gordon and MacPhail appoints Ben Cookman as new finance director
Moray-based whisky specialist Gordon and MacPhail has appointed Ben Cookman as its new finance director.
The firm said Mr Cookman would play an “integral role” in helping to shape and implement its business strategy, including delivering “extensive” capital plans and fuelling the growth of the company’s brands - Gordon & Macphail, Benromach, Red Door and The Cairn.
Mr Cookman previously worked for Mcdonald’s Restaurants and Greenwoods GRM
Last week, Scottish Financial News reported that the firm had posted a £4 million rise in profits during a year of “unprecedented trading conditions”.
At the same time, sales increased by 1% to over £34m. The net assets of the company as of the 28th of February 2021, were £65.6m, compared to £55.4m in 2020.
Gordon and MacPhail is also working on opening a new whisky distillery in the Cairngorms, The Scotsman reports.
Ewen Macintosh, managing director, said: “Ben joins us at an exciting time for Gordon & Macphail as we work towards opening The Cairn Distillery in summer 2022.
“Gordon & Macphail is known for its commitment to creating the finest whiskies and now, as we look towards this new chapter of the company with the creation of a purpose-built distillery in the heartofthecairngormnational Park, it is more important than ever that we invest in not only our stocks and infrastructure but also the right people who will help us achieve our business aspirations.”
Ben Cookman added: “I’m delighted to be taking on the role of finance director at Gordon & Macphail and look forward to helping the company achieve not only its current objectives, but also to support investment decisions that will secure its long-term success.
“One of the elements that attracted me to Gordon & Macphail is this commitment, as a family business, to remain focused on the long-term future of the organisation.”