Xenia Irwin to leave Spar

Xenia Irwin MW is to leave Spar to become commercial manager at ABS Wine Agencies.

Her position is being covered by Claire Graham, a former Oddbins buyer, who has become interim trading manager with immediate effect.

Licensed trading director Chris Lewis said: “I would like to take the opportunity to thank Xenia for all her efforts and wish her well in her new role.

“We will be concentrating on completing a smooth handover over the next few weeks.”

Irwin joined Spar as trading controller for wine in November 2010, and led the team to win a raft of awards for its wine range from a host of competitions, including the International Wine Challenge.

Before Spar, she was St Austell Brewery’s wine buyer.

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