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Husband takes new food marketing role

Lucy HusbandScotland Food & Drink has appointed Lucy Husband to the new role of UK market development director.

Ms Husband will lead the organisation’s work in the new UK market strategy being finalised by the Scotland Food & Drink Partnership to drive growth opportunities for Scottish suppliers as well as build their capability.

She has spent a career working in the industry, most recently as sales & marketing director at AK Stoddart, one of Scotland’s leading red meat businesses. She has also held senior roles at Malton Foods and Waverley Vintners. 

Ms Husband will join Scotland Food & Drink team on 10 January and develop a UK market team.

James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said: “Lucy brings with her extensive knowledge from working with the top retail and foodservice businesses in the UK and her experience in leading on the commercial strategy of multi-million-pound business like AK Stoddart will be invaluable to us.

“Collaboration and ambition has been the cornerstone of our export success in recent years. Lucy will bring a similar focus to our work in our home market, which is the foundation of our sector’s success.”

Ms Husband said: “I’m very proud of my contribution in helping AK Stoddart to grow into the successful business it is today. The opportunity now though to join Scotland Food & Drink and work closely with suppliers’ right across the country is extremely exciting.”


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