Wine supplier Thierry’s has made Helen Patrick account manager, overseeing business with Majestic Wine Warehouses, Somerfield and the Co-operative Group in a newly created post.

Patrick was previously a senior sales manager for IWS, responsible for off-trade sales for Italy, France and Spain. Before that she set up the UK office for California Direct and prior to that she worked in catering as a senior chef. Thierry’s managing director Peter Derbyshire said: “I am delighted to welcome Patrick to the Thierry’s team. Her excellent experience in the wine trade coupled with her great sense of fun will be a true asset to the company.”