Highly Experienced Head of Sales UK joins Salcombe Distilling Co
The rapidly growing Salcombe Distilling Co. has recruited James Le Grys as Head of Sales UK for Salcombe Gin. A dynamic and passionate individual, James brings almost two decades of sales experience and industry knowledge to this thriving business. James started his career in New Zealand working with his family winery, Mud House Wines, where he developed a passion for luxury brands. He has since worked for a number of leading brands in the BWS industry, gaining experience in the production, sales and marketing of premium drinks.
Angus Lugsdin, co-founder and director of the Salcombe Distilling Co, comments: “We are absolutely delighted that James has joined our expanding team, as Head of Sales UK. He brings with him a wealth of experience in the drinks trade and a shared passion for exceptional handcrafted liquids. James joins us at a very exciting time as we look to expand our distribution across the UK and further afield, building on our reputation and accolades for producing some of the finest gins in the world.”
The former off-trade manager at Chase Distillery, James has built successful relationships with key businesses including Tesco, Waitrose, Matthew Clark, The Radisson Hotel Group, Amazon, Dufry and Cunard. His previous roles have seen him working in the on and off trade, travel retail and positions covering sales, marketing and production. With a proven background in increasing product market share, developing both new and existing market-leading brands, driving sales and growing profitable business, James has developed and managed multi-million pound P&Ls.
James is also joined by Ellen McNabb as Sales Manager and Brand Ambassador for Southern England and the South Coast. Ellen joins Salcombe Gin from Majestic Wine London, where, as Tastings Manager she won the award for the most named mentions by customers. Ellen has also recently worked as a Brand Ambassador for Botter Wine, Italy and Swig Wines in London. The team is further complemented by Richard Maxted and Mathias Granberg as London Brand Ambassadors and Tom Litten who remains responsible for sales in the South West.
Salcombe Distilling Co. has rapidly risen to international prominence producing outstanding handcrafted gins in its 450l copper still, named Provident after a famous Brixham trawler. The company’s Distillery, Bar, Gin School and Victuallers shop are all located on Island Street, the traditional boat building quarter of Salcombe. Salcombe Gin ‘Start Point’ 44% ABV is the company’s flagship gin, adhering to the exacting ‘London Dry’ standard. It harbours distinct notes of red grapefruit, along with the heady, earthy pine notes of the finest Macedonian juniper, and is the perfect balance of aromas and flavours with an amazing fresh, lingering finish. Elegantly smooth and versatile, this exceptional gin can be enjoyed on its own over ice, is flawless in a Martini and makes the ultimate ‘Salcombe and Tonic’. ‘Start Point’ has won a plethora of international and regional awards for its exceptional flavour and distinctive smoothness since its launch in 2016 including: Platinum at The SIP Awards 2018, Gold at The World Gin Awards 2017 and Best Drinks Product at the Devon Life Food & Drink Awards 2017, amongst many, many more.
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