Head of Off-Trade Sales
Ned grew up in the Somerset countryside, and being surrounded by
cider apples and West Country Cheddar, it didn't take long for him
to realise that his career path would lead him back to food and
drink, although thankfully he chose wine over Scrumpy!
Having worked for a local ice cream producer, and a few local
pubs, he joined Majestic in 2005 and spent 3 years working his way
through the ranks and shifting boxes. A chance meeting at the Wine
Fair landed him a job for the 2008 vintage at Cloudy Bay in New
Zealand and he returned to work for a French specialist in London,
selling Bordeaux and Burgundy to the independent retail trade. Ned
saw the light and joined Alliance in 2011 and now manages the Off
Trade sales team - covering all bases from small independent
retailers, through to fine wine brokers, and large regional and
Now a Liveryman of The Vintners Company and a graduate of The
Champagne Academy, Ned immerses himself in wine trade activities
and finds new people to sell wine to at every possible opportunity.
He lives in Wiltshire with his wife, two small boys, and dog
'Luna', and when spare time allows it he enjoys foraging - foraging
for things to eat, foraging for new places to eat, but mostly
foraging for a good bottle of wine to drink with his findings!
07887 422 505
Twitter - @NedLlewellyn