HARIBO welcomes new managing director; CBRE appoints regional director; and more

08 November 2018

HARIBO welcomes new managing director; CBRE appoints regional director; and more

HARIBO UK & Ireland has announced the appointment of Jon Hughes as Managing Director.

This appointment follows the promotion of Herwig Vennekens who headed the HARIBO UK & Ireland team for 10 years before taking the position of Managing Director of the HARIBO Holding, responsible for Sales and Marketing globally.

Hughes, the former Sales Director for HARIBO UK & Ireland, said: “It’s a great privilege to be appointed to the role of Managing Director for such a fun and iconic brand.

“I am very much looking forward to working with our teams in the UK and in Ireland to support the continued growth of the business by driving the category forward in a responsible way.”

HARIBO operates two manufacturing facilities in West Yorkshire, which are home to more than 700 team members.

Herwig Vennekens from HARIBO added: “We are pleased to welcome Jon to the role of Managing Director. Having supported the success of our business through his sales director role, we believe he is ideally placed to lead the UK and Ireland team.

“Jon will be instrumental as we maintain our market leading position and support the continued growth of the HARIBO brand and business.”

During his recent sales director role, Hughes worked on the strategic introduction of HARIBO’s new sugar reduced line Fruitilicious, supported the relaunch of Super Mix and the opening of the first HARIBO Shop in London.

Hughes studied at London Business School and has worked for leading FMCG businesses including Kimberley Clark Corporation, Heineken UK and Red Bull UK.

CBRE’s Specialist Markets division in Leeds has appointed Alastair Jack as Director to build the valuation and consultancy team in the UK regional marketplace.

Jack joins from JLL and brings more than 17 years of property industry expertise with extensive experience spanning specialist hotels, licensed and hospitality sectors.

The new role with CBRE will see Jack being an integral part of a larger team delivering valuation and advisory services to investors, occupiers and lending institutions.

Jack will work across the pubs, leisure, hotels and healthcare sectors with a focus on national and regional portfolios, as well as high quality single assets.

Richard Sunderland, managing director CBRE Leeds, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alastair to the team. He brings with him a wealth of experience across a diverse range of clients and his innovative approach will support our growth and development plans within the Specialist Markets team.”

Jack added: “I look forward to bringing together the collective experience and expertise in a regional context, to the benefit of existing clients and new entrants keen to capitalise on the positive returns offered across the leisure and healthcare sectors.”