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Moving on – after Kilmarnock

When we made the difficult decision to close the Kilmarnock production site in Scotland in 2009, it did not mean the end of our relationship with all our employees. Two hundred of the 707 former employees took up roles elsewhere in Diageo, including 30 who moved to new roles in our expanded site in Leven, Scotland.

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Robyne Morier has worked for Diageo for six years. For the first three years, Robyne worked in the luxury product area (LPA) at Kilmarnock, but when its closure was announced, she and her fiancé made the difficult decision to leave behind friends and family and move to a role in a new site across the country.

Diageo supported employees to make the move in a number of ways, helping them settle into their new work environment as well as getting to know their new home town and local facilities. Initially, Robyne worked in the original Leven bottling hall, but in April 2012 she was given the opportunity to transfer to the new LPA facility, where a completely new team was created to work on our luxury products portfolio. This includes brands such as John Walker & Sons King George V, and Odyssey, part of our Reserve portfolio.

Robyne's fiancé is now working with us as an engineer and the couple are looking forward to a great future with Diageo.