A graduate of the University of Edinburgh Business School who founded Eden Mill, the only single-site distillery and brewery operating in Scotland, has won the global marketer of the year award for 2019.

Paul Miller was chosen by the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), an international organisation dedicated to promoting the analysis of the science of marketing in theory, research, and practice, at its World Marketing Congress in Edinburgh earlier this month (July 2019).

At the event, attended by over 340 academics from all over the world, Paul was hailed for his global contribution to the marketing of the wine, whisky, and beer industries, and the key role he has played in revitalising the Scottish craft gin market and bringing whisky production back to St Andrews after 150 years.

He completed an MBA at the University of Edinburgh Business School in 2004, where he continues to support the education of the next generation of marketers.

Professor Tina Harrison, co-chair of the 2019 AMS World Marketing Congress, said:

Paul Miller receives this award in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of the Scottish gin, whisky, and beer markets at home and globally. In just seven years he has grown the business to reach a turnover of £11 million and it is on track to become the first carbon neutral distillery in Scotland.

Previous winners of the award include Rod Drury (2017), a New Zealand technology entrepreneur and founder and former CEO of the online accounting software company Xero, and Olivier Dexemple (2016), the former Marketing and Development Director of Coca-Cola Europe.