Former Waitrose MD Steven Esom has joined the board of Braham & Murray, the company behind Good Oil and the soon-to-be-launched dairy-free milk brand Good Hemp, made from processed hemp seed.

Esom is a partner at Langholm Capital and a non-exec at a number of companies, including Tyrrells.

"I've been a retailer and a customer of Good Oil right from the very beginning," he said. "I've seen how it works. This is a unique brand with a huge future. It is a brand with culinary, health and environmental credentials with a great back story."