Hallgarten Boosts Senior Management Team
Hallgarten Druitt & Novum Wines has appointed Robin Knapp as the business’s first Director of Regional Sales, heading up a 41-strong team.
Knapp began his career at Oddbins, working alongside Hallgarten’s Head of Buying Steve Daniel for the 17 years he was there, and was responsible for the growth of the retailer’s successful Wholesale Division for the last six years of his tenure. More recently, Knapp was General Manager of Cockburn & Campbell, the wine supplier to the Charles Wells and Young’s Breweries. In the intervening period, Knapp spent six years working with Matthew Clark, firstly as National Account Director and then as Director of Wine.
Knapp’s role at Hallgarten will see him support and direct the four Regional Sales teams in London, The South, The North and Scotland. Robin will bring additional focus to the challenges of selling a diverse portfolio of 1000+ quality wines and broadening the company’s account base.
“Robin joins us at an exciting time for both Hallgarten and the wine industry,” comments Managing Director Andrew Bewes. “His combination of experience, unbounding passion for wine and obsession with customer service, will be invaluable in our quest to work in partnership with the UK’s leading restaurants, hotels and retailers.”
Robin Knapp adds, “I’m delighted to be joining a company with outstanding wines and a dedication to delivering the best customer service, and I look forward to driving the business forward in an ever changing marketplace.''