Young’s hires new director of marketing

United Biscuits’ frozen and chilled division Young’s has appointed a new marketing director, filling the gap created by an internal restructure at the beginning of the year.

Tony Risso-Gill, marketing manager for Young’s branded sea-food products, has been promoted to run marketing within the 200m business unit.

He takes additional responsibility for the Ross Chip Shop and Harry Ramsden brands and the other Ross potato ranges. He will report to Young’s managing director, Wynne Griffiths.

Before the restructure, marketing for Young’s seafood range was handled by Gary Biggs, who left to become director of McVitie’s (MW January 12).

The old Ross Young’s business was devolved into three units: Young’s, McVitie’s Prepared Foods (covering San Marco pizzas, the Linda McCartney vegetarian range and McVitie’s desserts), and Ross vegetable products, including stir-fry range Oriental Express.

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