Seckford Agencies was founded by Pippa Woods in 1999 and over the past 13 years we have built an enviable portfolio of high quality producers and a successful business selling to the UK Independent sector.
The recent addition of progressive new Californian producer Scotto Family Wines to our portfolio now enables us to offer a comprehensive range of wines from all of the major New World producing countries of Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile, Argentina and USA. Our strategy has always been to supply wines exclusively from the New World and this has enabled us to develop a high level of expertise in this sector. As we represent the Argentine and Chilean wines from O Fournier the one exception to this strategy has been the addition of their Ribera del Duero portfolio – the wines were just too good to turn down!
Our aim is to provide our customers with top quality, competitive and exciting wines in all price brackets. Equally important to us is to consistently deliver a high level of service, reliability and a proactive “can-do” mentality. Our ambitious plans for the future will ensure we continue to demonstrate creativity, flexibility, expertise….. and a tremendous passion for New World wines……
Pippa started Seckford Agencies in 1999 determined to offer an in depth range of first class New World wines to the UK market. Having spent time in South Africa and Australia in the 1980’s, Pippa joined the wine trade in 1984. She recognized the exceptional value and quality being offered by these wines and was at the forefront of the explosion of New World wines sales in the UK.
Mark spent many years working as a buyer for Safeway, Somerfield and Thresher. He is also our in-house photographer and keenly snaps photos from his wineland travels for our website.
David is nearing his twenty fifth anniversary in the UK wine trade and combines experience with a tremendous passion and a little bit of knowledge for the product !! He has sold pretty much everything from first growths to own label but really feels at home with great New World wines of which Seckford agencies have a fair few!
Meg has been managing the ordering and shipping of our wines since 2000 and has a fantastic knowledge of all aspects of importing wine into the UK. She is also the project manager and design brain behind our London International Wine Fair presence every year.
Julie oversees Marketing for Seckford Agencies. Project managing the ever growing number of trade tastings and juggles the itineraries of our supplier visits and is the key point of contact for the wine trade media.
Linda manages the mountain of admin generated by the rest of us, keeps our web-site up to speed with our exciting wine range and events and keeps the money rolling in.
Jo shares the responsibility of the purchase and sales ledger with Linda– in other words Linda ensures our customers pay us so that Jo can pay our suppliers!
Marian is our 'Business Development' administrator, but is also involved with the day to day running of our office.