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Two key hires as Drinkly unveils Glasgow move

Ailidh ForlanPaul FinlaysonOnline drinks delivery business Drinkly has bolstered its management team ahead of announcing its expansion into Glasgow this week. 

Restaurant reviewer and food columnist Ailidh Forlan joins as marketing manager. She began her career in the sales and marketing team at Montpeliers in 2016, managing all content marketing for the group’s seven units.

She then took on the role of business manager for East Lothian Food & Drink, which involved close collaboration with the 41 member companies in the BID to support their individual and collective objectives in promoting East Lothian as a food and drink destination.

As marketing manager for Drinkly, she will be responsible for developing and implementing the firm’s marketing strategy and driving core marketing activities.

Paul Finlayson becomes operations manager, joining from commercial shop-fitting contractor SES Concept Group where he was responsible for project managing the firm’s contracts.

He co-founded, an online pet treat subscription box, in January 2016, and managed the global supply chain of Blu/SKYCIG’s UK and Europe fulfilment centre – the company is now owned by Imperial Tobacco’s ec-g division Fontem Ventures. Paul will oversee the smooth running of Drinkly’s existing operations, increasing the driver fleet and managing launch operations. 

Commenting on the appointments, founder John Robertson said: “Drinkly is an entrepreneurial technology business passionate about drinks with big ambitions and so the parameters of a typical job description don’t really apply.

“Talent goes beyond skill and experience. It’s as much about initiative, resourcefulness and work ethic and both Ailidh and Paul demonstrate all these traits. They’re real assets to the Drinkly team.”

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