As part of it new brand identity, Scorpio Worldwide has announced senior management changes and restructuring at account handling level. The company has also announced the opening of a new Middle East regional office in Dubai.

With immediate effect Stuart McGuire becomes Chairman and Ian Cowie moves from Chief Operating Officer to Managing Director. While still playing a key role in the company, McGuire will take a step back from the day to day management of the company. Richard Kennedy remains Group Sales & Marketing Director, Steve Freeman Purchasing Director and Garry Stoner Director of Sales – Travel Retail.

Regionally account handling has been reviewed to offer a better service split by category first and then geographically with regional area managers Chris Jennings handling the UK and Europe, Nathalie Benham the Middle East (inflight), Vanessa Hill the Middle East (travel retail), and Mark Mariana the Americas.

Nikki Shears becomes Travel Retail Support Manager – Europe and the company is recruiting for an Innovations Buyer.

November 27 sees the opening of a new Middle East regional office at the Jumeirah Business Centre in Jumeirah Lake Towers – five times the size of Scorpio's current showroom.

Press contact: Rowena Holland, Essential Communications.

November 2012
Image shows L-R: Richard Kennedy, Ian Cowie, Stuart McGuire, Bruce McGuire, Steve Freeman.