Coke GB veteran Norris departs

Coca-Cola GB has been hit by the departure of Martin Norris – until January, Coke’s most senior PR man in the UK.

Norris, a Coke stalwart, is understood to have left without a job to go to.

Norris has held the title of external affairs manager since January, when Tim Wilkinson was drafted in from Coke’s Asia operations to take a new top UK comms job, a role senior to Norris’s.

The exit of Norris, who was unavailable for comment, has come as little

surprise to Coke sources, who suggest the creation of a superior role for Wilkinson was a factor behind the exit.

Wilkinson, who is looking for a replacement, insisted his own appointment ‘in no way denigrated Martin’s abilities or his role’.

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