Champagne corks aplenty popped last week as fizz specialist Majestic Wine toasted the appointment of Kingfisher group communications director Ian Harding to its board as a non-executive director.

Harding said the position allows him to get closer to a retailer he has a keen interest in. “Most weekends involve enjoying some wine from Majestic and flying my stunt plane, but definitely not in that order,” he quipped.