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.

Ben Scott

Ben Scott Key Account & Events Director

Email
ben@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07966 308 003
 
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. He became a Director in 2007 and is 'World Famous' for his electrically energetic Corporate Wine Challenges.
Elenor McIndoe

Elenor McIndoe Account Manager & Events Planner

Email
elenor@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07540 915 184
 
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.
Jack Scott

Jack Scott Chairman

Email
jack@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07752 518 858
 
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, I ran a boutique wine shop for 18 months before my big career break in 1985 when I joined a proper Wine Merchant in The City. In 1990, I set up Jascots Wine Merchants and here I am 20 years later with a fabulous team of dedicated individuals more or less doing the same thing, finding great wines at fair prices and providing them with an emphasis on first class service.
Raul Diaz

Raul Diaz Head Sommelier

Email
raul@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07808 640 237
 
After completing a law degree in his home country of Chile, Raul decided to travel the world serving as a sommelier in Buenos Aires and sailing the globe for five years with Cunard where he was privileged to meet many of the worlds' most illustrious winemakers. Since settling in the UK, he has been sommelier in Michelin starred restaurants working alongside the greats including Michel Roux Jr. and Gary Rhodes. Raul joined Jascots as our Head Sommelier where he leads the development and delivery of our Customer Training. His front of house and service training is absolutely brilliant. If your team needs training - Raul is your man.

Alastair Pyatt

Alastair Pyatt Head Buyer

Email
alastair@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Alastair's career started in the restaurant trade where many expensive and exciting cellars first sparked his passion for wine. After taking time out to travel in South-East Africa he spent three years with Majestic Wine, gaining the WSET Diploma in the process. He then left the UK and headed down under to spend a year visiting the wineries of South Australia and worked the recent (and extremely wet!) 2011 vintage with Kilikanoon Wines of The Clare Valley. After a long, hard vintage he returned home to the UK and is proud to be part of the fantastic team at Jascots.

Rebecca Lown

Rebecca Lown Sales Manager

Email
becky@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07808 640 236
 
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. Having spent the last 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!
James MacLellan

James MacLellan Customer Services and Sales Support Manager

Email
james@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07966 308 002
 
James made the move to Jascots from Marks and Spencer's Head Office wine training & stores team in 2007. After a spell as an account manager James has been promoted to Customer Services & Sales Support Manager and our food and wine matching guru. After his latest course at Leith's School of Food & Wine and between his WSET studies, he is now directly supporting our clients with advice in menu and wine list construction, building ever closer relationships and generally making their lives just that bit easier. James is a gifted speaker and a regular host of wine challenges, food and wine dinners and food and wine matching workshops.
Will Nall

Will Nall Sales Manager

Email
will@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07970 607 170

 
Will has always had a passion for wine with both parents in the trade. Having passed his Advanced WSET Certificate with distinction, his career started 3 years ago in Western Australia's Margaret River Region working hard and learning the skills of viticulture and winemaking. He returned to England in summer 2010 and joined Jascots within a week of touching down at Heathrow. Will was Jack's ADC for 9 months before being 'released to market'. He is now one of Jascots' most exciting young salesmen.

Miles MacInnes

Miles MacInnes Sales Director

Email
miles@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07879 846 294
 
Miles got his first wine job at Unwins' Hammersmith branch. Spells at Threshers, Bottoms Up and J&B followed whilst at Uni in Bristol. After graduating, Miles joined Jascots and found the hard-working and energetic environment he was looking for. A salesman for three years Miles was appointed Key Accounts Director in June 2010. His outstanding management skills and sales technique led to his promotion to Sales Director in April 2011. Miles is undoubtably one of the finest customer focused wine salespeople of his generation.
John Charnock

John Charnock Managing Director

Email
john@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
Mobile
07976 069 044
 
John brings focus to our business via detailed analysis, strategic planning and determined execution. His experience of both the public and private sectors at boardroom and department of state level has added real value. John's product knowledge is 'developing' but he is very enthusiastic. It was working the Languedoc vendage of 1998 that his real interest in wine was aroused. John holds an MA from the Faculty of Military Science and Management, Cranfield University. He is proud to be working alongside such a talented team of directors and staff at Jascots.
Alistair McClelland

Alistair McClelland Account Manager

Email
alistair@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
0208 965 2000
Mobile
07808 640 234
 
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 him-self submerged in the fantastically dedicated, knowledgeable and client focused team here at Jascots.
Isabelle McCall

Isabelle McCall Executive Assistant to the Chairman

Email
isabelle@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
Issi was lucky enough to have grown up around wine and the 'industry'. Considering her pedigree, it really should be no surprise that she wanted to eventually work at a really great wine merchant. She has spent time in the Hunter Valley, Australia, is a graduate of Drama and Music and has even worked as an Account Manager for a security company. She is currently studying for her WSET Advanced Certificate. What Issi is best at, despite all her other qualifications, is working with people which is why she will do so well as our Executive Assistant to the Chairman.
Dipak Thapa

Dipak Thapa Finance Director

Email
dipak@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
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 tea totaling ways!! More than a Finance Director - Dipak is a priceless member of the team.

Dean Hammond

Dean Hammond Logistics Director

Email
dean@jascots.co.uk
Telephone
020 8965 2000
 
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 logistics department. Appointed director in 2008, Dean has helped to guide the company in the direction required in order to ensure that timely and accurate service is provided to all Jascots' customers. Dean and his department form the backbone of the Company - their default setting is to say YES to any request.
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