Meet the Team

Richard Chamberlain
Richard Chamberlain Founder & Director WSET Level 2
I started The Craft Drink Co in 2014 following ten years as an independent retailer, with an ambition to help small drink producers succeed. Away from work (albeit rarely!) I spend time with my family, play tennis and keep searching for more great drinks. I have many favourites and occasionally return to Gloucester Gold or Cotswolds Dry Gin, but more likely I’ll be trying something new!
Henry Leonard Buying WSET Level 2
I joined in June 2016 and handle our purchasing and liaison with our amazing community of drink producers. I enjoy playing cricket and golf, also following national hunt horse racing, all of which allow me to enjoy the great drinks on offer across our region! It is very hard to select a favourite from our portfolio, but Pearson’s Medium Dry Cider, Wood Bros Single Estate Gin and any Wiper & True beer is up there!
Rebecca Starnes Marketing
I joined The Craft Drink Co in April 2019 as Marketing and Communications Executive taking on an exciting and challenging role in presenting our drinks through a mix of channels. Outside of work I like to be creative, play sport, race cars and explore the plethora of local food and drink across our region. My favourite drinks from the catalogue would be Burning Barn Honey Rum, Cotswold Brew Co 3.8 and The English Whisky Co Nog (Cream Liqueur).
Sarah Ellis Sales & Customer Service DipWSET
I have been a part of The Craft Drink Co almost since the beginning, joining in 2015 after various roles in food & drink retail. I am passionate about all things Food & Drink and enjoy cooking for friends and family. I am currently studying for my WSET Wine & Spirits Diploma. My ‘go to’ drink is a G&T made with 6 O’ Clock Gin and Mediterranean Tonic.
Rebecca Crane Sales & Customer Service
I joined in October 2018 in a sales and customer services role. If I had time out of work that didn’t involve the kids and the house, the list would be endless! As it is, I enjoy walks with the family (and now the dog) baking cakes (especially for work colleagues) and having my annual holiday in Italy. I love travelling to Cornwall especially St Ives! I love the Salcombe limited Island Queen Voyager and Warner’s Raspberry gin.
Jess Shackleton Sales & Customer Service
I joined The Craft Drink Co in October 2020 to join the sales and customer services team. I have always lived in the Cotswolds and have a real love for where I live. Outside of work I love spending my time with family and friends, going for country walks, enjoying meals out and discovering new food & drink. I would like to do more traveling in the future! Its hard to pick a favourite drink from our collection but I love the Foxdenton Rhubarb Gin liqueur with a glass of prosecco or champagne! The Cotswolds cream liqueur is lovely in the winter time too.
Sally Booth Customer Development
I joined The Craft Drink Co from a sales role at a Herefordshire cider and wine producer. I love introducing people to new drinks and passing on that knowledge to help the end customer in making their decision. I enjoy nights out eating and drinking, pub quizzes, walking dogs and gardening with my hens at my side. I’m currently drinking my way through Craft’s fab range of gins and I love a pale ale, but my favourite is a glass of Sixteen Ridges English sparkling wine!
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Richard Goodman Warehousing & Delivery
I joined The Craft Drink Co. at the beginning of September 2017 as a warehouse/relief driver, immediately feeling at home in the small but friendly team. Once we moved to the larger premises in Bourton on the Water in October 2018, I acquired the honorary title of Warehouse Manager. Away from work I play golf and have an interest in horse racing being a member of the Elite Racing Club. I like a glass of wine at the end of the day but also enjoy a beer – Butcombe Original is one of many we have!
Grant Morris Warehousing & Delivery
I joined the Craft Drink Co in September 2018 as Operations Manager to help Richard Goodman with the logistics and supervision of all warehouse activities. Prior to this, I have spent 40 years in the drinks trade in various positions. It has been interesting and exciting to see the rapid growth from our old site at Draycott to the new larger depot in Bourton-on-the-water. In my spare time I enjoy playing badminton, walking and gardening. My favourite drink from the catalogue is Cotswold Single Malt.
Shaun Bleakley Driving and Delivery
I joined The Craft Drink Co in June 2017 and my primary role is delivering our range of drinks to our various customers and collecting from producers. My main interests outside of work are national hunt horseracing and socialising! My favourite drinks from our catalogue are Clavell & Hind Rook Wood, Cotswold Cream Liqueur and Burning Barn Honey & Rum.
Marcin Skotniczny Driving and Delivery
I joined The Craft Drink Co. team in July 2017 as a van driver and warehouse assistant. I like getting to know lots of our customers and brands when out in my van each day. When I am not at work, I like playing pool and watching football, whilst drinking beer with my friends. I like lots of the drinks we sell but my favourites are Wiper and True IPA and Pale Ale, Cotswold Brew Co Premium and 3.8 lagers and the Burning Barn rums.
Mike Herd Driving and Delivery
I joined The Craft Drink Co at the beginning of June 2019, bringing a passion for delivering excellent customer service levels. I live in Tewkesbury with my wife Clare, energetic dog Lola and, occasionally, with my 20 and 24-year-old son’s, who are prone to turn up for a few days…particularly when hungry! I am a keen walker and enjoy travelling and watching most sports. My favourite tipple at the end of the day is a good Gin & Tonic. I particularly like the 6 O'clock Gin.
Luke Udell Driving and Delivery
I joined the team in July 2019 and during my spare time I love to play football and golf and enjoy spending as much time as possible with my two wonderful daughters. My favourite tipple is the Cotswold Premium Lager.
Jonathan Watson Warehousing and Delivery
I joined The Craft Drink Co in September 2019 as Warehouse Assistant and Driver. My main interests outside of work are road cycling, tennis and squash. I like walking with the family and finding a good pub en-route. My favourite drinks from our catalogue are Wye Valley HPA and Cotswolds Distillery Dry Gin.