I'm Matthew Clark's resident content creator, looking after our social media, website and customer communications. I was a cocktail bartender for while before joining but I now spend most of my time on the other side of the bar.
I came to love wine relatively late in life (at the ripe old age of 24) but since then, what a love affair! The whole category is so exciting and I feel very privileged to get to work with amazing wines and the incredible people behind them on a day-to-day basis.
From organising innovative and exciting trade tastings for our customers, to interactive social media campaigns, I get to experience it all, and have a laugh whilst doing it.
Having experienced the mentality and motivations of businesses like Tesco and Asda it's a pleasure to be involved on the On-Trade which still revolves around people and personalities.
I'm lucky to have had grandparents that loved great food. I think they were quite proud of their well behaved grandson and regularly took me out to the finest restaurants. This exposure (and their love of Burgundies) has given me a real passion for hospitality and taste experiences - no more so than those provided by wine.
My responsibilities include the implementation of the regional marketing plan, co-managing regional events, promotions and incentives. I have a keen interest in product and range development and sit on the New Product Listing Committee who are collectively responsible for agreeing new product listings throughout the business.
A wise man once said 'Choose a job you love and you'll never have to work again', now over 10 years in the On-Trade and I love it more than ever!
True to the cause I am a huge fan of the odd glass of beer (in the right glass of course!) so working on the beer team is kinda perfect. Starting 8 years ago for Matthew Clark I have learnt a huge amount about the On-Trade and love talking about all things beer, cider and soft drinks related.
Anthony has been working with wine since 1995 having worked in retail and wholesale, independent family run outfits and large companies such as Matthew Clark. Along with his years in the food industry, Anthony has an excellent understanding of the requirements of the On-Trade market, from boutique restaurants, to conference and wedding venues.
Jemma joined us in 2015 as Wine Marketing Manager. Having completed a university placement with Champagne Tattinger, she quickly fell in love with the industry, since then she worked with Majestic before moving from retail to the vibrant On-Trade with Matthew Clark!
Having acquiring an Ecology degree from London University, which I wasn’t quite sure how to use, I took a part-time job at Oddbins. This initial temporary job has since led to a thirty-year journey into the world of wine which has been hugely enjoyable.
Mike is the Business Unit Controller at William Grants & Sons UK who are responsible for products such as Grants, The Balvenie, Hendricks Gin, Reyka Vodka and much more.
Category Marketing Manager for cocktails and dark spirits.
"The On-Trade is the most dynamic, challenging, heart of the drinks industry. Where better to bring the hard work of the brewer, distiller and winemaker to life!"
Alastair is founder of Catton Hospitality, a leading provider of labour scheduling software (S4Labour), training and consultancy. He is passionate about reducing operating costs in the hospitality industry through improved labour management and operational efficiency. S4Labour is an efficient way to schedule rotas in line with sales forecasts, ensuring sites are appropriately staffed.
I love the On-Trade, every outlet and every customer is different. This means that we get the chance to look for, and discover, new, exciting, different wines.
After working in the Hospitality industry in various roles in the Netherlands and China I now work in the London Wine Development team. I am very passionate about wine and am undertaking the challenge of the Master of Wine programme in South Africa.
Since joining Matthew Clark as Wine Buyer I have been to many wine regions but my favourite experience was whilst on honeymoon in Argentina at Bodegas Salentein sipping wine in the shadow of the Andes.
Susan McCraith Master of Wine has over 25 years’ experience in the wine industry. Her first job was in Bordeaux and from there she went to Cognac and was taught how to taste while working for Hennessy. Back here, she became a Director at Howells of Bristol winning the Vintners’ Scholarship followed by the Rouyer Guillet cup for the top Diploma mark and passing the Master of Wine examination first time round with an award for the top dissertation.
Jacqueline Cameron is our resident PR guru and spends most of her time talking about, writing about and tasting wines, beers and spirits. Having spent some time living in Spain, she is biased towards Spanish wines and beers (especially when paired with some tapas)!
Founder of Orchard Pig
I have had so much fun working with great people and great wine. Wine is always a central factor of my travels and my most memorable moments.
Sales Director at Asahi UK
The last 6 years have been a journey of discovery with plenty of hard work and studying which culminated in me completing my Diploma in 2014. I joined Matthew Clark early in 2016 and I’ve loved every minute of it so far!
I have been working in the On-Trade for over 14 years now and have been at every level in the trade, from glass collector to competition winning bartender and running award winning bars. I love this industry. The people, the drinks. Nothing stands still and there’s always something new to learn.
Responsible for supporting our wine customers in Glasgow through the right wine selection, training and support.
My journey into wine started in 2007 when I knew relatively little on the subject, bar that I liked it. Since then I've gained my WSET Diploma, and Educators qualification and joined Matthew Clark in 2012.
Alan is the co-founder of Brewgooder and passionately believe that socially minded business can transform the world. With their Clean Water lager, drinkers can finally help others by doing what they love – drinking great beer!
Lucy has been working for Matthew Clark for almost a year but has a number of years’ experience in the on trade and also spent 6 months living with a winemaker in New Zealand working in his winery and learning about wine.
I have worked in the On-Trade for 15 years now, split into two spells and have worked in the Matthew Clark Spirits & RTD's Team for the last 7 years, I can't now imagine working in a different industry.
I had a wonderful inauguration into the wine trade by hosting wine holidays to all the key wine regions of France, learning from exciting winemakers, tasting their wines and matching regional foods. My passion for wine has never waned in over 20 years in the industry. Angela has her WSET Diploma and is a WSET Certified Educator.
Martin is the owner and distiller of Dunnet Bay Distillers. He developed the recipe and methodology for Rock Rose Gin. His wife, Claire, is the co-owner of the business, which is located in their home village of Dunnet in the Far North of Scotland.
After completing an Economics degree I embarked on an MBA in Wine Business Management at The Royal Agricultural College and then joined Majestic wine managing stores completing my WSET Diploma. I sought a new challenge and joined Matthew Clark as a Wine Development Specialist in 2013.
Graham is our Wine Development Specialist serving our customers in the South East. He completed his WSET Level 4 Diploma in 2011.
Keith's first role in the trade was 12 years ago with a small South African winery. He first joined Matthew Clark in 2005 and believes Matthew Clark's current wine portfolio has never been stronger.
After many years of working front of house in the On-Trade I realised that finding a customer the perfect wine for their meal or just their taste gave me an immense amount of pleasure. Working as a Wine Development Specialist allows me to continue to do this but with not quite such unsociable hours!
Former Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, Sean Harrison is keeper of the coveted 200-year-old Plymouth Gin recipe which has been passed down verbally to every Master Distiller since 1793.
After a colourful life, which has included farming tobacco in Central Africa, to buying a restaurant, in Leicestershire, via the motor trade in Kenya, I fell into the wine trade by default, just over 12 years ago.
Mark is the UK brand Manager for Villa Lobos, and experienced marketeer having previously worked on global brands including L’Oreal, Mastercard. Coca-Cola and Smirnoff Ice.
I have over 15 years’ experience in the industry, including 10 years behind many of the greatest bars in the country (Match EC1, Milk & Honey, The Player, Brass Monkey). In my position as Spirits Development Specialist, I now work alongside account managers to assist with anything from spirit and category training, cocktail classes, menu development and spirit ranging.
Brian supports Don Jacobo Rioja in the UK On-Trade, using the experience he has gathered over many years in the industry.
Andrew is the Group Wine Buying Director, over-seeing the Buying and Technical requirements for Matthew Clark.
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