Award-winning events company, No.18 Ltd has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of event manager, Finlay Cowe.
Finlay joins the business following a period of significant growth in 2018 which saw the firm win Best Scottish Gin Event of the Year at The Scottish Gin Awards and increase revenue by 118%.
New event manager Finlay, will play a significant role in the launch of No.18 Ltd’s brand-new event, Craft Spirit Expo in March 2019.
The first Craft Spirit Expo event will take place at Ayr Town Hall on Saturday 9th March 2019. Eight other Craft Spirit Expo events will take place in venues across Scotland throughout the year. The event will showcase a variety of spirit brands from Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world including Matugga Rum, Island Slice Rum, Lost Loch Distillery, Crafty Connoisseur, Ink Gin and many more.
Prior to joining No.18 Ltd, Finlay spent seven years at brand activation agency, The RAWK Agency. Here, Finlay undertook several managerial roles including event manager and operations manager. Finlay worked with a number of high-profile drinks brands including Bacardi and Innis & Gunn.
Newly appointed manager, Finlay has also assumed various roles in spirits industry including brand assistant for Darnley’s Gin and events manager at Wemyss Malts.
Founder of No.18 Ltd, Jasmine Wheelhouse, commented:
“Finlay joins us at an incredibly exciting time. We have built a solid reputation across Scotland through our very first event The Gin Fayre. Now as we move towards our next stage of growth, Finlay’s skills and experience will support us in launching our brand new event Craft Spirit Expo.
Finlay Cowe added:
“I am delighted to undertake my new role at No.18 Ltd. As Event Manager I will be responsible for the overall smooth running of the events, ensuring that both customers and brands are satisfied and happy.
“As an award-winning brand, it is clear that No.18 provide some of the best events in the country and it will be a big task to continue that trend. I hope to bring further insight to the company that reflects my varying roles and experience over the years.”