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Two New Senior Appointments at Nairn’s

Posted: 23rd October 2023

Nairn’s, the UK’s number one producer of oatcakes and one of the largest gluten free food manufacturers in the UK, is appointing a new Managing Director, Colin Dingwall, and a new Marketing Director, Kevin Butterworth.

Colin is currently Nairn’s Finance Director and is stepping up to the top job in May 2024.   Previously, Colin was Director of Finance and Investor Relations at C&C Group and, prior to that, held a number of senior finance rolls at Heineken UK.

He is taking over from Martyn Gray, who is retiring, but will remain on the Board and become a Non-Executive Director.  During Martyn’s ten-year tenure, the business has grown significantly and he has successfully navigated extremely challenging market conditions in recent years. Mark Laing, Nairn’s Chairman says “I’d like to put on record my thanks to Martyn for his enormous contribution to Nairn’s over the last ten years as MD.”

Kevin joins Nairn’s on 23rd October 2023 having previously been Chief Marketing Officer at Symington’s for five years and prior to that he was Marketing and International Sales Director at Seabrook Crisps.

Mark Laing continues “I am delighted that Colin will succeed Martyn as Managing Director.  As Finance Director for the last seven years, Colin has steered the finances of the business with a firm hand and has provided excellent strategic guidance to the company.   Kevin comes to us with extensive marketing knowledge and experience and is well equipped to take the Nairn’s brand on to new heights.”

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