MEET THE TEAM
A SHIP IS ONLY AS GOOD AS IT'S CREW AND A DISTILLERY IS ONLY AS GOOD AS IT'S TEAM
It's no secret that most of our team came to work for us after trying one of our spirits and undergoing something of an epiphany. Everyone that works here at Treguddick is united in their passion for delivering the finest products and service and sharing them with others; read on to find out more about us.
DR JOHN WALTERS
A former biochemist, Dr John decided to turn his talents to making spirits after deciding that other commercially available options simply were not up to scratch. He is the founder of Treguddick and English Spirit, and oversees the creation of all our products, both new and existing.
Dr John is one of the UK’s most experienced distillers. Turning an average of ten stills per day, and distilling the UK’s widest variety of spirits from scratch. His creations have won the most prestigious awards from the leading international spirit competitions, and he has consistently led innovation in the spirits market.
WHATEVER HE FANCIES ON THE DAY
Jess joined the team as Head Chef at Treguddick in March 2022. Having gained a Masters Degree in Marine Biology from Portsmouth University, Jess decided to change tack and train as a chef at a Gastropub. Since joining the team at Treguddick she has been working on creating new menus to serve in our lovely cafe.
In her spare time Jess loves staying in shape, either by running or going to the gym. She is also keen to spend as much time in the water improving her surfing skills since relocating to Cornwall.
CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE MANAGER
Sarah joined Treguddick in November 2022. Sarah had a long career as a professional ballet dancer, before hanging up her shoes and moving back to Cornwall. She has a wealth of experience in other areas of hospitality, tourism and marketing, and is excited to be part of the process of putting Treguddick firmly on the map. A true 'people' person, Sarah enjoys nothing more than making sure guests are happy.
In her spare time Sarah enjoys exploring the South West and is a keen photographer. She has recently discovered a love of golf which she plays quite badly but is keen to change that. She is also determined to visit every region of Italy before she decides where to retire to.
RASPBERRY GIN LIQUEUR
Sam is based at Treguddick and leads our visionary direction as our Creative Executive. Not only does she create all the beautiful brand assets, from designing labels and menus to the signage and aesthetics of the new distillery, but she also captures all our brand photography and designed the website.
Sam is a self-confessed crazy cat lady, who has two maine coons called Bumble and Bear. She moved to Cornwall from the North West and fell in love with the outdoors lifestyle, spending her time paddle boarding, wake boarding and having BBQ’s on the beach!
RASPBERRY GIN LIQUEUR
James is our intrepid General Manager at Treguddick and has been here ever since it was just a cold and empty barn in a very muddy field. He oversaw the planning and construction of the entire building, eating, sleeping, and breathing the whole project. Nowadays he looks after the entire team here at Treguddick and the day to day operations of the distillery and visitors centre.
James enjoys getting out and about and exploring the glorious countryside and coastline locally. Partial to a spot of wild swimming and a good old fashioned Martini. (Made with Dr J's Gin or Seax Vodka obviously)
Since joining our team in early 2020, Kurt has brought over 30 years of experience in construction and shopfitting to every aspect of our new distillery at Treguddick. A self confessed perfectionist, his expertise has helped us to finish our project to an exceptionally high standard.
Curious by nature, Kurt enjoys learning and turning his hand to any craft: whether it be new design software for our machinery, pizza making, or horticulture. At weekends, he can usually be found making improvements to his home, often to make room for his family’s menagerie of pets.
ENGLISH SPICED RUM
Having gained a degree in Hospitality, Tourism and Event Management, Loren leads the team in a variety of ways. Loren is passionate about delivering first-class service, and her bubbly and enthusiastic personality means she is a firm favourite with customers. She assists with the running of events, trains FOH team members, and is responsible for the sourcing and ordering of all our delicious local produce, as well as helping with the creation of new menus.
Loren loves outdoor life when she's not at Treguddick, walking her dogs Coco and Bella on the SW coast path and loves a day out at the races.
SALTED CARAMEL LIQUEUR
Harry trained at the world renowned RHS Rosemoor, where he began a horticultural career that he is very proud of. He takes care of all the verdure within the Treggudick grounds with great enthusiasm; his main focus is the weird & wonderful plants and botanicals in all the bio domes. He is the fountain of knowledge when it comes to all things green.
Harry loves volunteering as a Scout Leader in Launceston in his free time. He also enjoys baking and is often bringing in tasty homemade treats, much to the delight of everyone at Treguddick.
Our Spirit Ambassadors are really just a fantastic bunch of people who love nothing more than spreading the word far and wide about all things Treguddick.
Whether that’s by hosting tasting tours at the distillery, and imparting their extensive knowledge about all of our amazing spirits and liqueurs. Or by attending fairs, markets and events and selling our products. Some of them have other roles at the distillery. As FOH team members, or managing the grounds and building, and also promoting our new range of Treguddick condiments and preserves to local suppliers. A pretty talented lot really!