Wine bottler and supplier H&A Wines and Spirits Group has made Philip Mills ceo. He will be responsible for group expansion, particularly in alcoholic and non-alcoholic niche markets.

hughes joins marr
Seafood processor Marr Foods has recruited David Hughes as business development manager as part of its ongoing investment programme. He was previously a national account manager for HT Webb, dealing with continental cheese importers and packers.

brand focus
Wine supplier Thierry's has appointed Lynne Whitaker as brand development manager. She was previously marketing director at Boutinot Wine Estates.

technical chief
Mr Bagel's has appointed Spring Li technical services manager after investing in a £2.5m expansion programme.