Jascots Team

Meet The Team

Meet the people behind the wines, probably the best team in the world. The Jascots' team is a passionate bunch of experts that are on hand to make a real difference to your business. Their experience covers retail, hospitality, food service and sales enabling them to be equally at home creating the dream wine list that hits the mark for both you and your customers.

Jascots Key Contacts

John Charnock

John Charnock Managing Partner

Email
j.charnock@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
079 7606 9044
 
John brings focus to our business via detailed analysis, strategic planning and determined execution. His experience spans the public and private sectors at boardroom and department of state level. John holds an MA from the Faculty of Military Science and Management, Cranfield University. John and Miles lead a management buy out of Jascots in 2016. He is proud to be working alongside such a talented team.
Miles MacInnes

Miles MacInnes Managing Partner

Email
miles@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
078 7984 6294
 
Miles joined Jascots in 2006 as a customer service executive straight from University, earning a place on the sales team six months later. Three years of finding new customers and winning new contracts lead to promotion to Sales Director and responsibility for the sales and customer service departments. Early in 2014 Miles took charge of Jascots' marketing forming a new team to grow the business and build on the reputation of the company. In 2016, Miles and John acquired a controlling stake in Jascots, becoming Managing Partners.
Dipak Thapa

Dipak Thapa Finance Director

Email
dipak@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
077 0209 0162
 
Even with 15 years of number crunching experience our Financial Director Dipak, who joined us in 2008, has his work cut out to keep all of us in line with our budgets! He has jumped into the wine industry with great enthusiasm and has even been persuaded to change his teetotaling ways!! More than a Finance Director - Dipak is a priceless member of the team.
Dean Hammond

Dean Hammond Operations Director

Email
dean@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
078 1316 8715
 
Dean joined Jascots after a long and distinguished career in the Grenadier Guards. His experience as Regimental Sergeant Major at Sandhurst has been invaluable to the management and direction of our Operations Team. Appointed director in 2008, Dean has helped to guide the company in the direction required in order to ensure that timely and accurate services are provided to all Jascots' customers. Dean and his department comprising Customer Service, Warehousing & Delivery form the backbone of the Company - their default setting is to say YES to any request.
Adam Porter

Adam Porter Buying and Marketing Director

Email
adam@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
077 1460 1660
 
Adam’s passion for wine began whilst working in an idyllic country house hotel in Sussex. After graduating with a History degree from Oxford he headed first to Majestic and then the trading team at Sainsbury’s, working across both beers, wines and spirits and developing the fresh meat and fish counter offering. He joined Jascots in July 2014 with a view to combining his passion for fantastic food outlets and helping them sell even more delicious wine. He is studying for his Master of Wine and was promoted to Buying and Marketing Director in May 2017 working with our team to uncover new opportunities within the world of wine and give Jascots’ customers the competitive edge in the London and UK on-trade.
Jack Scott

Jack Scott Founder

Email
jack@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
077 5251 8858
 
After school, a spell at one of the popular high street wine shops was followed by the vendange in Margaux in the illustrious 1982 vintage. Returning to London, Jack ran a boutique wine shop for 18 months before joining a Wine Merchant in The City. In 1990, he set up Jascots Wine Merchants. In 2016 Jack sold a controlling stake in the business as part of a management buy out.
Will Nall

Will Nall Head of Business Development

Email
will@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
079 7060 7170
 
With both parents in the wine trade, it was only natural that Will would follow in their footsteps, and four years ago he headed south to Margaret River in Australia. In between surfing, Will learnt the art of viticulture and winemaking at McHenry Hohnen, Stella Bella, and the world-renowned Voyager Estate. He returned to England in summer 2010 and within a week of touching down at Heathrow had joined Jascots. Will was 'released to market' as a Sales Executive in May 2011 focusing on the London on-trade. In November 2013 with 2 ½ years' sales experience under his belt he was appointed Sales Manager. Will is one of Jascots' most exciting and dynamic young salesmen with a very clear desire to succeed.
Becky Lown

Becky Lown Head of Client Development

Email
becky@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
078 0864 0236
 
After completing a degree in History of Art and philosophy, Becky started her career in the hospitality industry running bars and restaurants in the North. After 7 years of hard graft, she thought it was time to come back down to London and face the rat race. After 2 years running a wine bar in the City, she found that her passion was in everything wine related and was drawn to the team at Jascots 'because of their commitment to fantastic service and because of their enthusiasm for everything they do!'
Ben Scott

Ben Scott Key Account & Events

Email
ben@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
079 6630 8003
 
A career in the Restaurant world was promptly shelved when Ben visited the famous Vergelegen wine estate in South Africa's Western Cape. He found himself a job as dog's body and eventually promotion to assistant wine maker. Back home Ben enjoyed great success at Corney & Barrow running the fine wine shop, and then the European Broking Desk but when offered a position at Jascots in 2000 Ben jumped at the chance. Ben is 'World Famous' for his electrically energetic Corporate Wine Events.
Alistair McClelland

Alistair McClelland Business Development

Email
alistair@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
078 0864 0234
 
After completing school at Gordonstoun, Alistair was given huge amounts of responsibility early in his working career, managing and mobilising some of Oxford's leading cocktail bars under the arm of Duke Bars Ltd. In 2010 Alistair was selected to join the graduate scheme at Lexington catering, and made the big move to London. At Lexington he went on to manage large fine dining hospitality and events contracts for city business sectors including, insurance, law & banking. Armed with this array of experience, Australian roots, WSET qualifications and a genuine hunger for the wine world, Alistair has successfully found himself submerged in the fantastically dedicated, knowledgeable and client focused team here at Jascots.
Sam Sadler

Sam Sadler Business Development

Email
sam@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
077 1856 3749
 
After studying Marketing at Newcastle Sam went on to set up and run a clothing company making all the products out of bamboo fabrics. He spent the next four years selling the products at outdoor sporting events including Badminton, Burghley Horse Trials and the London Olympics. It was not until a trip to Mendoza in 2012 sparked an interest in wine and on his return he completed his WSET Intermediate for fun. Realising that the wine industry was where he would like to work, the opportunity to join Jascots in a fun and dynamic team was his dream job. After joining as part of the customer services team, Sam is now looking forward to his new role in sales.
Elenor McIndoe

Elenor McIndoe Account Manager

Email
elenor@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
075 4091 5184
 
Elenor's first contact with the wine trade started with the University of Edinburgh Wine Society of which she was an avid member. Within the society she was both President and Captain of the Blind Tasting Team; winning top taster in the annual Edinburgh vs. St Andrews blind tasting match sponsored by Pol Roger. Whilst completing her last two years of university, Elenor worked part-time for Cambridge Wine Merchants, and completed her WSET Advanced. Upon graduating Elenor was drawn to Jascots after being impressed by the teams' enthusiasm and knowledge. Elenor has made herself a very valuable member of our team and as a result has been promoted from our customer service to account management team. She continues to plan our fabulous corporate events.
Abi Bowles

Abi Bowles Account Manager

Email
abi@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
077 7165 3724
 
Having grown up on a farm Abi was particularly drawn to company values that reflected small business integrity alongside a fun personality - luckily she was drawn to Jascots. A degree in English Language was followed by the WSET Advanced at Majestic Wine, where she worked in several South Coast stores. Abi is a keen traveller and likes nothing more than combining these two passions, especially when it means trying wines from some of the lesser known wine countries such as Turkey, Croatia, Morocco and Madagascar. Abi has already proved herself a great team player, and is bringing bags of energy to the fabulous Sales team.
Ryan Dunn

Ryan Dunn Account Manager

Email
ryan@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
First experiences of On-Trade operations were gained through working in bars and restaurants throughout university. Ryan's inquisitive side into the vast world of wine emerged on his travels, and a position with Majestic in his native West Midlands enabled further development of both wine and industry knowledge coupled with gaining his WSET Advanced Award. In Jascots, Ryan found the match where he could apply his skills. Working with the enthusiastic, 'can do' team is something he loves being a part of.
Christine Barkey

Christine Barkey Buyer

Email
christine@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
078 72684 990
 
Christine grew up in a large family in a small town in Bavaria famous for its culinary treasures. She spent her childhood holidays playing in the vineyards of the Markgräflerland, Germany’s southernmost wine region. She completed her MA International Business Management in Newcastle after studying economics and law in Paris. She started at Direct Wines in 2009 as a wine sales advisor and she quickly worked her way into merchandising and then buying, before moving into the Handcrafted Wines team in 2014. After a brief stint in fine arts in 2016, she is excited to join Jascots to develop and build on the outstanding wine range for our customers.
Lindsay Holas

Lindsay Holas Marketing Executive

Email
lindsay@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
078 0864 0116
 
In 2012, Lindsay decided to combine her passion for wine with her business background and moved to France to obtain an MSc Wine Business at the Burgundy School of Business and further her WSET studies. She joins our Marketing team from a New York City based importer, where she oversaw the national marketing for fine wines and spirits as an Associate Brand Manager. Lindsay looks forward to working alongside Jascots’ talented team to deliver top products and services to London’s on-trade.
Fanny Salstein

Fanny Salstein Marketing Executive

Email
f.salstein@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
077 1479 6682
 
Fanny was raised between Miami and Costa Rica in a household where food, wine, and hospitality was an integral part of daily life. Upon graduating from university, she moved to Shanghai where she worked as a senior copywriter for a Swedish global brand. She moved to London in 2014 where she worked for a Virgin start-up company leading in the creative development and execution of interactive spaces in trade shows, pop-up stores, and marketing campaigns. Having taken the WSET course out of personal interest, she seized the opportunity to join Jascots, and is thrilled to be able marry her passion for marketing with that of wine.
Olivia Taylor

Olivia Taylor Head of Business Administration

Email
olivia@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
079 2100 2069
 
Olivia was lucky enough to grow up surrounded by wine in both Italy and France, where her interest in the world of wine began. She has spent time developing her customer services and wine skills working in the Alps and then as front of house at Michelin star pub, Red Lion Freehouse. Olivia joins Jascots after working in the Customer Service team at Bibendum, she brings her natural talent and skills in customer care to the company and she looks forward to leading the fabulous Customer Service team at Jascots.
William Birtles

William Birtles Customer Service & Sales Support Executive

Email
w.birtles@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Will discovered his passion for wine while working in the sunny south of France. Once returned he joined a small independent wine merchant in his home town of Cirencester which led to a move to London and landed him a job working for Jeroboams for 4 years. After Jeroboams came a summer spent working for the oldest brewery in the Cotswolds, seeing another side of the drinks industry. Will is very excited to be joining the Jascots team and recently completed his WSET level 2.
Mattia Centini

Mattia Centini Customer Service & Sales Support Executive

Email
mattia@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Mattia completed his studies at the Instituto Tecnico Agrario e Botanico in Tuscany in 2011 and then spent time working for local wineries before moving to London where he earned his Sommelier level 3 and Advanced WSET certification and worked for Michelin starred restaurant and the Royal Thames Yacht club as Assistant Head Sommelier. He is looking forward to working on the supply side of the trade now and sharing his experience with Jascots’ customers.
Jenn Duggan

Jenn Duggan Customer Service & Sales Support Executive

Email
j.duggan@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Jenn joins Jascots’ customer service team from her hometown of Vancouver on the beautiful West Coast of Canada. Having grown up in an Italian household, Jenn developed her love for great food and wine at an early age. With her Advanced WSET certification and sales experience with a Canadian wine import and distribution company, Jenn is looking forward to applying her knowledge in the UK market and is very excited to join the Jascots team.
Ali Mountjoy

Ali Mountjoy Customer Service & Sales Support Executive

Email
a.mountjoy@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Having finished a degree in Fine Art, Ali moved to France where she started working for Orient-Express, cruising along the canals and river banks of Burgundy and Rhone Valley. Sampling many outstanding wines from both regions made her fall head over heels for all things ‘grape’! Upon returning to the UK 3 years later, Ali moved to the South West where she started to develop her wine knowledge at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and also the prestigious Gidleigh Park in Devon. Since relocating to London, Ali has been running City wine bars for the past 3 years and is delighted to have joined the team at Jascots.
Helen Moyes

Helen Moyes Supply Chain Manager

Email
helen@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Helen joins Jascots from a Merchandising and Supply Chain background spanning womenswear, toys & games and beauty. Having gained extensive supply chain experience in major retailers such as World Duty Free, L'Artisan Parfumeur and Harrod's, she is excited to join the Jascots team and apply her planning and forecasting skills to the wine industry.
Carl Brown

Carl Brown Supply Chain & Office Assistant

Email
carl@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Carl has always had a passion for ever-changing technology and joins Jascots after working for several years in web development and IT. He helps to ensure our systems run smoothly and supports our Operations team on forecasting and managing stock logistics.
Jeremy Martin

Jeremy Martin Financial Controller

Email
j.martin@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Jeremy joins us after a career as Financial Controller at luxury brands such as Tom Dixon, David Collins Studio, Soane Britain and CLM, the international fashion photographers agency. His time working for these brands has helped him appreciate the way that Jascots value customer service and quality standards.
Milan Shreshta

Milan Shreshta Accounts Assistant

Email
milan@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Milan’s journey from the foothills of the Himalayas to cosmopolitan London culminated in the completion of ACCA studies in 2010 and also a BSC honours in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University. After spending several years in an accounting practice, he decided to move to a commercial environment and joined Jascots in 2013. He greatly enjoys a vibrant and comradeship working environment at Jascots.
Shakir Khan

Shakir Khan Assistant Accountant

Email
s.khan@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Shakir joined Jascots in 2016 from an accounting firm in order to gain direct commercial experience. He is a graduate of Oxford Brookes University and is completing his last exam shortly to become a Qualified Chartered Accountant. He enjoys the fast paced environment and getting to work closely with our sales team and customers to deliver the best customer experience.
Jamin Grindrod

Jamin Grindrod Warehouse Manager

Email
jamin@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Jamin hails from sunny Durban in South Africa. After having worked in the catering industry for over 10 years, his passion for wine was ignited after trying a 21 year old Kanonkop Paul Sauer. Jamin began his career in wine at Majestic Wine where he worked in several London stores for 3 years.
Joe Blackman

Joe Blackman Assistant Warehouse Manager

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Joe joined Jascots 3 years ago after gaining experience at Wincanton warehouse and logistics. Now as Assistant Manager he works alongside our logistics team to ensure smooth and efficient running of the Jascots’ warehouse.
Edward Koka

Edward Koka Warehouse Operative

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Ed joined Jascots nearly 5 years ago and has been indispensable to building our warehouse team. He enjoys working with our small, tight-knit team.
Tauland Neli

Tauland Neli Warehouse Operative

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
After leaving home in 2003 to travel the world, Tauland made the move to London. He is fluent in 3 languages and brings a fantastic enthusiasm and humour to the team.
Cosmin Costescu

Cosmin Costescu Transport Manager

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
After completing a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Comsin realised his interest in logistics and went on to work in warehouse and delivery services. He joins Jascots as Transport Manager, overseeing or team of drivers and ensuring our Operations team delivers the very best customer service.
Anthony Viegas

Anthony Viegas Assistant Transport Manager

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Anthony joined Jascots 3 years ago after gaining extensive experience in luxury goods delivery services. He has a love for driving and a talent for music and DJ'ing, hosting a weekly radio show on Effect FM London.
Paul Fox

Paul Fox Driver

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Born just 28 hours after England won the World Cup, Paul is a keen sports fan and Tottenham supporter. A native Londoner, he knows these city streets like the back of his hand.
Chris Kennett

Chris Kennett Driver

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Chris started at Jascots in 2010. Prior to joining our team, he honed his customer services skills as a chauffeur and as a manager at the famous Madame Tussauds where he memorably got to take superstar Michael Jackson on a tour of the museum.
Vincent O'Brian

Vincent O'Brian Driver

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Vincent was born and raised in West London. He spent 5 years working with a postal service making deliveries within the M25 before making the move to Jascots this year. He is quite the music enthusiast and when not out on the roads, he may be found practising his DJ skills and producing new mixes.
Kaare Stark

Kaare Stark Driver

Email
enquiries@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Prior to joining Jascots delivery team, Kaare founded and ran a popular food truck that served up fresh, hand pressed burgers and other diner favourites to hungry Londoners. Today he’s enjoying the opportunity to explore the city sights and English countryside in neighbouring counties on his routes.
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