Cockspur Rum has appointed Pauline Clarke as UK brand manager.

In the newly created role, Clarke is responsible for developing the brand in the UK market through the on- and off-trade, reporting to David Smith, Cockspur's international brand director.

She has been working for the brand for the past three years on a part-time basis, looking after the rum's on-trade business and cricket sponsorship programmes in the UK.

Prior to joining Cockspur, Clarke worked as marketing manager for Caribbean food specialist, Enco Products, and she is also a part owner of Windies Cove, a Caribbean restaurant in London.