Joining Liberty Wines was the perfect alignment of my professional aspirations and personal passion for the world of wine. Liberty Wines is truly dedicated to excellence in every aspect of its operations. Our pursuit of “Best Wines, Best Service Best People” is the driving force behind our success. The company’s dedication to offering the right wines at the right prices, exceptional service and a team of passionate professionals is widely recognised and respected in the wine industry.
Joining the business in February 2023 it was clear to me the ambition everyone collectively has for growing the business however maintaining the values that have been fundamental to the success it has achieved to date. The opportunities I have had for growth in terms of career and understanding the product has been beyond anything I could expect.
I joined as part of the Customer Services team which is where I was shown the Liberty Wines ropes. A year and a bit later, a position came up in National Accounts and, with support from both teams, I moved into the Sales Support role. Since starting, I have had four different roles in four years. The opportunity for progression and the support that’s available internally is immense. If you’re passionate about something at Liberty, you can help make it happen. This doesn’t just end with work, we have netball and football teams, bake off competitions, charity lunches, Pilates, language classes, the list goes on.
I am proud to work in a company that is constantly striving to improve its customer experience, well-being at work, education of people, sustainability and finally the quality of its portfolio. Liberty Wines is known for being close to its customers but also its producers. That is especially true being part of the Champagne team, as we represent both our Maisons Champenoises and Liberty Wines.
I still remember the day of my interview at Liberty Wines when the offices and warehouse were in Vauxhall's New Covent Garden MarkIt would be a 20-minute walk from the tube station on a sunny, hot August day, you would be skipping fruit and veg which had fallen from the crates while loading the vans. When I arrived, there was no sign, the shutters were half down and I thought to myself, "Where and what is Liberty Wines?". Here I am, still in Liberty Wines 15 years later and what a ride has been!! We were roughly 40 when I started, and we are just over 250 today! We built our new offices and opened a bond warehouse with over 6 million bottle capacity.
I think what made (and makes) Liberty Wines unique is the family feel that the founding parents (David and Luciann) have implanted into the company's DNA and after 15 years, it's still solid and lively. At Liberty Wines, you work very hard, but we also have fun on the road to achieve our goals!