Loch Duart ap­points lux­ury goods boss

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LOCH Duart has made a new ap­point­ment to its board from the world of Scot­tish lux­ury goods.

Ian Laird, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of Ayr­shire based Alex Begg, will be a non-ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of the Suther­land and He­brides based salmon com­pany.

Alex Begg spe­cialises in the de­sign and man­u­fac­ture of wo­ven ac­ces­sories and counts fash­ion brands such as Ralph Lau­ren and Vivi­enne West­wood among its clients, in ad­di­tion to re­tail­ers such as Ber­dorf Good­man in New York and Wako in Tokyo.

Al­ban Den­ton, Loch Duart’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, said: ‘Ian Laird join­ing the board is a real coup for Loch Duart as he brings with him the un­der­stand­ing of man­ag­ing the pres­ti­gious, global lux­ury brand, Alex Begg.

‘We’re es­pe­cially pleased that he will con­tribute his ex­pe­ri­ence of man­ag­ing a com­pany which has not only dou­bled in size, but now ex­ports most of what it pro­duces.

‘Loch Duart’s fo­cus is on pro­duc­ing ex­tra­or­di­nary tast­ing salmon. Hav­ing Ian as part of our team will help us con­tinue to de­liver this to cus­tomers across the world.’

Laird said: ‘I’m very ex­cited to be join­ing the board of Loch Duart at a time when this pre­mium brand is grow­ing in pop­u­lar­ity, par­tic­u­larly over­seas. It is one of the great Scot­tish busi­ness suc­cess sto­ries.

‘I look for­ward to bring­ing my ex­pe­ri­ence into the mix of the board of Loch Duart and be­ing a cham­pion for a qual­ity prod­uct which is asked for by name world­wide.’

Above: Ian Laird

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