Stannary St Wine Co has taken on Kim Suddens as its new fine wine account manager, in line with the company’s bold expansion plans.

Suddens, who most recently worked for Lea & Sandeman, has private client experience from the hedge fund world as well as hands-on wine experience in Burgundy. She achieved distinction in her first exam for her WSET diploma, and she is fluent in both French and German.

Stannary St Wine Co was born form trade wine merchant Flint Wines, when directors and founders, Jason Haynes and Sam Clarke, decided to create a dedicated team for the growing private client branch.

Tom Bird and Sara Guiducci have directed the team’s expansion after three years of consistent sales growth of 30 to 40%

The independent online wine merchant is gearing up to launch its 2017 Burgundy Campaign and start preparations for its spring Italy Fine Wine Release campaign. The retailer specialises in wines from Italy, Burgundy and the USA. Guiducci and Bird have been heading up a programme of events to showcase its extensive range of fine wines.

Guiducci said: “We are thrilled to have Kim join the team, especially in time to take part in our busiest campaign of the year – Burgundy En Primeur. At Stannary St Wine Co, we believe in fostering the best talent we can find, so we were delighted to have Kim join our team.”