The proposed move will see the new HQ bring together Edrington’s executive board and other HQ functions, which are currently split between offices in Great Western Road in Glasgow and West Kinfauns in Perth.
The company says the bringing all senior leadership and business units together in a single location will enable improved organisational alignment and performance. It claims to be the largest remaining scotch whisky company to still be based in Scotland.
The new HQ is expected to accommodate around 130 staff encompassing Edrington’s board, business units, finance, legal, corporate affairs, HR, global operations leadership, and elements of IT.
Edrington chief executive Ian Curle said: “Glasgow is where it all started for our founders William Robertson and John Baxter in 1861. Bringing together our essential HQ functions in a new central Glasgow location will help us to continue to compete successfully in a tough global market and to capitalise on what we see as positive long-term prospects for the industry.
There will be no impact on any of the company’s other six sites across the country.
Edrington owns leading scotch whisky and rum brands, including The Macallan, Brugal, The Famous Grouse, Cutty Sark and Highland Park. It employs 3,000 people worldwide (including JV employees), with over 70% employed overseas. Edrington’s principal shareholder is The Robertson Trust, which donated over £18.2m million to charitable causes in Scotland last year.