As a family business in the truest sense of the word, our team is close-knit, dedicated and has a keen sense of history – as you’ll see in our story on the history page.
Wilds is a 26 years old family run business, during which time we have managed to assemble a great team of staff that are as much “friends” as employees – welcome to “TeamWilds”. As we slowly recover from the Covid-19, the dedicated and professional members of TeamWilds are here to make sure the customer gets what they want – when they want it – and at a price they want to pay. This includes an experienced team of Sales Representatives and telesales operatives, who are charged with the responsibility of building the strongest possible relationships with a diverse customer base.
Following the retirement of Steven Wild in April 2020, our team is now headed up by husband and wife team, Andrew & Ann Wild. Andrew is the Managing Director, but he knows who the real boss is!!!
Replacing Steven in heading up the buying team, we now have the very experienced Susan McDonald, who has spent many years in the Buying Department of Batleys/Bestway. Working with Sue we have Claire Thurston, Vikki Jolley and Rachel Wild, all with their own areas of responsibility for the buying function. Sue comes from Yorkshire – but we try not to hold this against her!!
Also within the office we have 2 other telesales operatives in Joanie and Lisa, and our Accounts Department is now manned full-time – by Jamie Buckley. Jamie is a City fan, and brings healthy banter with the United fans within the office, but especially with his father, Steven Buckley, who is our Accountant and happens to be a Liverpool fan!!
Within the “Account Managers Team” of Karen Molloy, Mark Law, Ged O’Rourke and Shelley Hawksworth (all covering the on-trade), we have a wide experience of the industry, and coupled with our “Wine Development Manager”, Alan Smith, they have the ability to ensure that the customers’ wishes are put into action. Alan’s role is to develop wine sales within the customer base of the company, by offering excellent advice, tastings, menu design and staff training to all our customers.
In the warehouse and driving, we have a further 19 members of staff, who are ready and willing to give you excellent service.
Working here is all about “TeamWilds”. We all know each other and how we work – and this makes it fun and more efficient and allows us to enjoy the kind of growth that we have had over the last 25 years. And this is what cements our relationships with our customers – the family approach; we’re all in this together – we won’t let you down, and we will do everything we can to help you succeed in a tough, but important and historical industry.