Having recently returned from a year of travelling, Alastair has seen first hand the negative impact irresponsible use of plastic can have on our planet. The chance to join a game-changing company tackling this head-on was too good to miss. With previous business development experience for a rapidly growing startup, Alastair has joined to help the team scale up and expand globally.
More fondly known as Ali, his competitive streak developed in high-level cricket gives him the attitude to be a budding sales star. Together with Santiago and Amelia, he’s building relationships with the future purveyors of our bottles and wines. He’s also a keen drinker and understands millennial wine lovers well.
Amelia moved to London last year to join Garçon Wines. The incredible opportunities for a slimmer, lighter, eco-friendly wine bottle made of 100% recycled material were too good to ignore - wine tasting on her first day was an added bonus! She deals with business customers across a number of industries, challenging the status quo of round glass bottles and encouraging others to go flat.
A big fan of Blue Planet, seeing David Attenborough in the flesh at Glastonbury was an exciting moment for Elly who brings her creative flair and enthusiasm to her role in marketing. Having lived in France for a year, she's no stranger to a glass of wine, which combined with her interest in the environment means she's well placed to spread the word across the globe about the most eco-friendly wine bottle ever.
Having recently graduated from university with a geography degree, Amelia (Mel) has an acute awareness of the fragile state of our planet making working for an eco-conscious company even more exciting. Utilising her passion for sustainability and a drive to improve people’s lives, Mel's helping the team to continue developing business opportunities where the flat wine bottle will thrive.
Few people blend innovation and wine better than Santiago, a serial entrepreneur with real Mediterranean charm whose experience makes him a perfect steward of Garçon Wines. Santiago graduated from Amsterdam Business School and, as a former founder of Vinopic Wines, set out to revolutionise the way consumers engage with wines. Few understand wine drinkers better and a more suitable custodian of the wine industry’s future, you’ll struggle hard to find.
You need expertise to file patents – and that’s where Debra comes in. Her lengthy experience protecting intellectual property (IP) based on unrivalled insight into consumer packaging is a priceless asset for Garçon as it enters and secures IP in the industry.
Niamh has been analysing companies in the consumer space for almost 20 years, at the world's largest investment banks. When she came across our eco flat wine bottle, she immediately loved it and wanted to help make it a success.
What Sarah doesn’t know about packaging would fit on, well, a very tiny package indeed. She’s assisting Garçon Wines to develop game-changing bottles that are so aesthetically unique and technically complex, they’re exciting consumers and industry professionals alike.
With 30+ years in a diversity of senior national, regional and global roles at the processing & packaging giant Tetra Pak, including Managing Director UK & Ireland, Garçon couldn’t have found a better person to help them build their business.