Judy Halewood has been confirmed as the new chairwoman of Halewood International following the recent death of her husband John Halewood.

Judy Halewood joined the boards of Halewood International Holdings and its sister companies H&A Prestige Packing Company and Willow Water this week following her husband's funeral. "The directors, who know Judy well, cannot think of anyone who Mr Halewood would have rather had driving them forward," said Halewood MD Andy Smallman.Judy Halewood was a national hunt trainer and met John Halewood through racing. She has been an employee at Halewood since January 1996. Halewood makes wine and spirit brands Lambrini, Red Square Vodka and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer.