Tell us about your background?
I started my career in Wine on the Majestic Wines graduate training scheme, working in several different stores in the West Midlands over a period of about 4 years and during this time studied towards and achieved a distinction in my WSET Level 3. I then made the move across to Hallgarten Wines, where I worked as a Regional Sales Manager for Birmingham and Warwickshire for about 4.5 years. The best part of my job was the range and diversity of my customers from Michelin Star Restaurants to hotels, luxury Spa, pubs and gastropubs. Every customer wants something different and I love the challenge of building a bespoke wine list for each that fits their requirements.
Why do you love working for Eden?
There are three main things that I really love about Eden Fine Wines. The First is the team, everyone is so knowledgeable, friendly and professional - it is a wonderful company to work for. The second is the wines, the range variety and quality makes me excited to come to work each and every day because I am constantly discovering new wines that renew my love for the industry. The third is the service, at the very core of Eden sits its approach towards exceptional customer service and that is something that makes me very proud.
Why do you work in the wine industry?
Definitely because of my love of wine, I love that there are so many grape varietals, styles, and regions to always keep me on my toes and continually expand my knowledge. I also love the personal approach and building really strong relationships with all my customers and providing them with exceptional service is something that I find incredibly fulfilling.