Wine importer HwCg is expanding its multiple specialist and independent focused arm, HwCg Specialist, with two new appointments.

Tom Barton joins from Majestic as sales account manager, responsible for developing new business within the specialist arm. And Helen Barugh joins in a similar role, looking after the north. She formally worked as a business development executive for Allied Domecq.

James Scott, who joins from Oddbins, will also boost the marketing team as its new market analyst. "This is an exciting time and there will be more expansion," said marketing and PR director Helen Munday.