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Ian McDonald to retire after 41 years with JW Filshill

One of the longest-serving figures in the Scottish retail and wholesale trade, Ian McDonald, is set to retire from Glasgow-based JW Filshill after a career spanning over 40 years.

McDonald, who has been instrumental in growing the KeyStore brand in Scotland and the north of England, will remain with the business working on a number of projects before stepping down in January 2018.

“Ian has made an invaluable contribution to Filshill over the last 41 years and there can be few delivered wholesalers across the UK, let alone Scotland, fortunate enough to have an individual of Ian’s calibre driving and developing their retail business,” said Simon Hannah, managing director of Filshill.

Craig Brown, until recently co-owner of the west of Scotland-based retail, food and drink consultancy Ross & Brown, has joined Filshill in the newly-created role of retail sales director and will hold responsibility for all sales activities within the business.

“Craig has spent all of his working life in retail and his depth of experience with multiples such as Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Safeway makes him ideally suited to drive our retail business forward, bringing multiple retail thinking and adapting that to local community-based retailing.”

“The blend of experience from both sides of the retail sector provides Filshill and our customers with an exciting platform for the future.”

Ian McDonald         Craig Brown

Ian McDonald                                              Craig Brown


J W Filshill Ltd

Ainslie Avenue
Off Hillington Road, Glasgow
G52 4HE
Contact: Stuart Harrison
Tel: 0141 883 7071
Fax: 0141 883 2224

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