Davide Campari-Milano S.p.A., together with its affiliates (‘Gruppo Campari’), is a major player in the global beverage sector, Headquartered in Italy, the Group employs over 4,000 people trading in over 190 nations around the world with leading positions in Europe and the Americas.

The Group is the sixth-largest player worldwide in the premium spirits industry and owns Internationally-renowned brands include Aperol, Appleton, Campari, Cinzano, SKYY Vodka and Wild Turkey.

Following on from the acquisition of a distillery in Scotland together with a distributor of premium spirits in the UK, Gruppo Campari approached Savoy Stewart for assistance in opening a UK office that would make a statement for the brand.

Various factors had to be considered such as the location of the current staff, travel distances to the airports and the relocation of senior staff to the UK from other European countries.

Various options and locations were considered and the search included the collation of data on European flight patterns and aviation delays on flights into UK airports for the travelling sales force who were often flying to Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.

The conclusion of the report was the best airport would be London Gatwick.

With existing staff located in Southwark, the decision was made to try and find a small unit in the Shard. Various options were considered and terms were agreed to take the 2nd highest office floor available (27th floor).

Let me take the opportunity to thank you for the support offered during this search. It took some time to get to the end, but definitely worth it. Pietro Mattioni,
Managing Director UK

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