UK culinary alcohol supplier Thomas Lowndes is being integrated within parent company Allied Domecq's global licensing division with immediate effect, resulting in a change of personnel and a different structure.

Ali Kittermaster, consumer products director for Allied Domecq, who reports to David Hayes, vice president of new business innovation for Allied Domecq, will head up the six-strong team at Thomas Lowndes' offices in Horsham. National sales for Thomas Lowndes will continue to be managed by Andrew Gibbons and all operational queries will be handled by European operations manager Carol Nash and her team.

Gibbons is responsible for developing and expanding the current customer base and promoting the use of alcohol in food to the food manufacturing, retailing and foodservice industries. Nash handles all logistics, customer liaison and stock and pricing reconciliations.

The realignment of Thomas Lowndes follows Allied Domecq's appointment of brand extension specialists The Licensing Company (TLC) to develop a global brand extension strategy for Allied Domecq's trademarked alcohol brands.