Bancroft Wines has appointed James Snoxell as its new Fine Wine Buyer. 

Snoxell joined the business on July 16 following ten years at Armit Wines as head of buying. 

Bancroft’s buying director, Barney Davis, said: “James brings with him a wealth of experience and strong connections, and we are very pleased he is joining the Bancroft team. By putting added focus on Fine Wine we hope to provide better service and products to our restaurant, retail and private clients who are at the core of our business.”

Snoxell’s appointment follows other key promotions within the sales team including Anne Cathelineau as head of London sales and Johnny Paterson as head of regional sales. 

Bancroft’s chief executive, Jon Worsley, said: “We are always proud to promote internally to senior positions, as it is a testament to how passionate and experienced our team is. Both Anne and Johnny have a depth of experience across many aspects of the trade and will drive their teams with the same determination they have shown in their sales career at Bancroft.”

He added: “We will continue to improve our service and offering to our customers, and the independent on and off trade, along with private clients will remain the heart of our business. With both with customers and producers, we aim to continue to build long-term relationships based on mutual trust. It’s definitely an exciting time for Bancroft”.