Welcome back

After an enforced absence, it’s welcome news to learn that our group sales manager Mark Neilson will return to work next week.

Initially Mark will be in the office three days a week, but I’m sure he would love to hear from many of you, so please do send him a message if you get the chance.

I’d like to extend my thanks to Vicky, who ensured the publication kept ticking over in Mark’s absence.

Excitement has reached fever pitch at Bell Publishing HQ, as the World Cup sweepstake has been drawn. I’ll be cheering on Brazil, (as well as England of course), as I bid to make it consecutive wins, after drawing Portugal in the sweepstake for Euro 2016, two years ago.

Speaking of the World Cup, it will be interesting to see if there are any spikes in consumption of cans, after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil saw the industry boosted by a third. Whether the same will happen this time round in Russia, remains to be seen.

I hope you enjoy the beginning of the World Cup, washed down with a refreshing can of course!

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