Belfast Telegraph

Friday 29 May 2015

Drinks industry says farewell to visionary

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.

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