Allied Domecq director suspended in inquiry
Monday 06 December 2004
The marketing director at Allied Domecq, the drinks giant, has been suspended from work pending an investigation into irregularities.
Kim Manley, 46, has been off work since September. It is understood an internal inquiry is ongoing into allegations that are financial in nature. It is believed the irregularities concern tens of thousands of pounds.
A spokesman for the company said: "I can confirm that Kim Manley is suspended, pending the outcome of an investigation by Allied Domecq."
The spokesman would not comment on the nature of the inquiry. It is believed the company is examining the relationship of the marketing department with its suppliers, which includes advertising agencies and research companies.
Marketing is a key function at Allied Domecq, protecting and promoting its particular brands in a global market that offers huge choice to the consumer. The company's brands include the whiskies Ballantine's and Teacher's, Beefeater gin, Malibu, Harveys Bristol Cream, Mumm champagne and Atlas Peak wine.
Mr Manley told a Sunday newspaper: "When you are paid big bucks, the buck stops with you."
No other members of the marketing department are suspended.
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