The Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) has appointed David Sheen as director of policy and research.
The former British Beer and Pub Association policy manager will be responsible for developing the ALMR's policy on business rates and rating, VAT, the economic contribution of the sector, employment, and alcohol taxation.
ALMR Chief executive Kate Nicholls said: "David has a wealth of experience across policy and research, with a knowledge base borne of more than a decade in the hospitality and beverage sector.
David Sheen added that he was excited t be joining the organisation: "The BBPA has been an enriching and interesting experience, giving me depth of knowledge and sectoral expertise. I have worked with talented colleagues on many successful policy campaigns, but the opportunity to join the ALMR in this fantastic role in a period of growing membership and influence feels right for me."
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