Bibendum has nabbed Waitrose wine buying manager Andrew Shaw.

He joins the wine supplier in the autumn in the new role of head of buying, overseeing ranging, supplier relationships and NPD.

“It was the combination of Andrew’s commercial experience and passion for wine that meant he was the best candidate for the role,” said Bibendum commercial director Kirstie Papworth.

Shaw added: “I have worked with Bibendum throughout my five years at Waitrose and always been impressed by the quality of its wines and the way in which it strives to innovate and find new ways of reaching consumers.

“There are very few companies I would have left Waitrose to join, but Bibendum stood out as the most dynamic wine business currently operating in the UK and I am very excited to be joining the team.”