Meet the Team

The Tanners Team

Tanners is family-owned, family run and resolutely independent. It is run by James Tanner, Chairman, who is the fourth generation of the family to work in the company. The firm employs more than 100 people, with the majority split between its distinctive, black & white headquarters in Shrewsbury and its distribution depot in Wales.

Approximately half of Tanners' sales are to quality- minded hotels and restaurants and half to private clients and corporate customers such as universities, colleges and companies - not only locally but countrywide too. Good traditional service is what Tanners is about, but 'traditional' in the best sense of the word. We find it easier to deliver this with a core of long- serving staff and we are lucky in this respect. Tanners currently have 16 members of staff who have completed 30 years with the company.

Whether over the telephone, on the shop floor or at tastings, it is crucial for us to give you friendly, down-to-earth advice at whatever level you require. We recruit people who already have an interest in wine, food and travel and then put them through our own training course as well as the Wine & Spirit Education Trust examinations. At a company the size of Tanners, it is easy for staff to taste regularly, to have regular contact with the buying team and to travel to the vineyards whenever trips available. And, if your questions cannot be answered immediately, our many long-serving staff members provide a vast bank of wisdom to draw upon.

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James Tanner


Private House Sales

Our Private House Sales team is based in our Shrewsbury headquarters and should be your first port of call for wine advice, telephone ordering and mail order enquiries.

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Robert Boutflower

Sales Director
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Graham Mason

Private & Corporate Sales Manager
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Rachel Armstrong

Wine In Time Manager
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Aiden Schwarzer

Private Client Account Manager
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Richard Parson-Jones

After-Sales Manager

Website Team

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Robert McQuattie

Ecommerce Manager
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Emma Ward

Website Assistant
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Uta Heath

Customer Service Assistant

Amy McCudden

Web Marketing & Content Assistant

Marketing Team

Our Marketing Team are knowledgeable wine enthusiasts who manage all Tanners offers, promotional activities and events.

They also oversee press relations and are the first port of call for donation, sponsorship and advertising enquiries. If you would like to find out about our tailor-made tasting event packages, please call 01743 234469 and speak to our Events Manager, Alix Chidley-Uttley, who will be delighted to talk you through the various options. For all other enquiries, please call the Marketing Team on 01743 234500.

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Christina Albon

Marketing Manager
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Alix Chidley-Uttley

Tasting & Events Manager

Shania Cole

Marketing Assistant

Eveleen Hann

Designer & PA

Buying Team

They source all the wines, spirits and packaging for the companies and ensure that suitable stock levels are maintained. They also produce information on our products and assist with writing our offers.

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Stephen Crosland

Buying Director

Simon Jones


Sarah Harrison

Shipping Controller