Soft drinks maker AG Barr has announced the resignation of sales and marketing director James Dawson. The company said Dawson's responsibilities will be temporarily assumed by chief executive Roger White.

imperial appointee
Imperial Tobacco has named David Cresswell as manufacturing director and Frank Rogerson as corporate affairs director. Cresswell has worked for Imperial for 40 years and was a previous managing director for each of Imperial's major operating divisions. Rogerson was business development director when it acquired Reemstma.

speciality role
Stockport-based brewer Frederic Robinson has made Ian Hoult free trade sales manager to build on the recent expansion of its speciality beers portfolio. Hoult replaces Ian Welling, who has retired after 15 years.