The Scottish Wholesale Association has appointed George Benson, commercial director of Edinburgh-based Bellevue, as vice-president.
Benson was unanimously elected to the role at the recent SWA council meeting.
Iain Hill, president of the SWA, said: “This is an important appointment for the SWA and I am absolutely delighted that George has agreed to accept it. George’s vast experience of the industry – and his enthusiasm – will bring fresh ideas and increased drive to the Association and I look forward to working with him in the coming months.”
Benson said: “It is a huge honour to be elected vice-president of the SWA. While it is a role that will bring with it tremendous responsibility and challenges, I am fortunate that I will have the support and back-up of Iain Hill and the other members of the council, all of whom are extremely committed and experienced. With the changes to Scotland’s licensing laws and the raft of ongoing legislative and legal compliance issues that directly affect our businesses and staff, we need a strong SWA to ensure that our voice is heard.”