Drinks industry says farewell to visionary
Published 18/10/2011 | 08:00
Tributes have poured in for the founder of one of Britain's biggest independent drinks firms who died at the weekend.
John Halewood was hailed as a 'visionary entrepreneur' for transforming brands such as Lambrini and Crabbie's Alcoholic Ginger Beer into household names. The 64-year-old, who was chief executive and majority shareholder of Halewood International, is understood to have died in his sleep on Saturday.