Matthew Clark has recruited two new buyers and restructured its wine buying team as it seeks to add even more choice and value for on-trade customers.
Simon Jerrome takes up the role of Wine Buying Director, having previously led the buying teams for both Matthew Clark and Bibendum, and continues to be supported by Judith Nicholson in the role of Buying & Technical Co-Ordinator.
Holly Ninnes joins the team having a wealth of wine experience in buying roles at Majestic, and most recently, Wine Rack. Holly will focus on growing the Matthew Clark wine portfolio with countries from South America and China, to Greece, Turkey and Italy.
Richard Masterson moves from the Matthew Clark beer buying team, having previously worked as Sommelier at Glasgow’s Ubiquitous Chip, competing in many prestigious wine industry awards. Richard will be focusing on Champagne, England and Spain as well as Australia, New Zealand and the USA.
Simon Jerrome commented: “I’m thrilled that both Holly and Richard are joining the team and taking a fresh look at our award-winning wine selection. We’re already improving our existing range, whilst discovering new wines and producers for our customers.
“We’re building on the strong relationships we have with existing brand owners and producers and look forward to presenting the wines in the Uncovered events taking place around the country early next year.”