We were thrilled to be named IWC Regional Merchant of the Year 2022 for South West England, in a ceremony at The Hurlingham Club in London on 7th July. The last year has been transformative for us, as we completed our journey to become the UK’s first B Corp accredited wine merchant.
As a small team of 5 we all have big shares in the pride and sense of achievement of the last twelve months, and this award is the icing on the cake! We would also like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has stuck with us through Covid and beyond – we’re very grateful for your loyalty to a small independent like us.
The prestigious IWC Merchant Awards recognise outstanding achievement in the UK wine trade, bringing together top companies and organisations – large and small – from across the UK. The awards are extremely well-regarded in the trade, so just to get through to the final was a great achievement. To be named SW Regional Merchant of the Year by our peers in the industry was a brilliant moment, thoroughly enjoyed by Louisa and Jamie!
We have no intention of resting on our laurels. We’ll certainly take a moment to celebrate as a team, but then it’s back to work! We’ll be investing time and resources in our new website, bringing some exciting new wines into our portfolio, honing our carbon-free local transport strategy and hosting WSET courses in the autumn. We’re really excited to see what the next year brings.