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Our Team

 

We are a strong, independent family owned company and are dedicated to the belief that our people are our most important asset.  We are proud of our talented and loyal workforce and think of ourselves as an extended family.

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OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

 

 

Ampersand have a dynamic and confident management team.

 

Our key partners see the benefits of these strengths.  We can take a long term view

and we have the ability to maximise the opportunities that the market presents.

 

 

 

 

CIARÁN SCOLARD

MANAGING DIRECTOR

 

Ciarán was appointed Managing Director of Ampersand in 2016 and brings over 30 years FMCG experience to leading the team, driving sales, and growing brands. Ciarán loves family time, is a sports fan, and unwinds with a glass of Old-World red wine.

 

 

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JOHN CAREY 

FINANCIAL DIRECTOR

 

John is our numbers man who manages the smooth operational running of Ampersand finances and IT infrastructure. John is a keen GAA supporter & devoted Dubs fanatic who attends every game across the country… rain or shine.

 

 

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PHILLIP BARGUS

HEAD OF SALES & MARKETING

 

Phillip comes from a very strong FMCG background with over 20 years’ experience within the industry across both food & alcohol companies. Phillip is a keen motorcycle & karate enthusiast. He also loves to spend quality time with his family.

 

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WILLIE DARDIS

WINE MANAGER/

BUYER

 

Willie is our wine expert bringing over 30 years’ experience and a dynamic and international perspective to Ampersand Wines through his wine education and customer knowledge. He is a keen golfer and football supporter in his free time.

 

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SINÉAD SMITH

MARKETING MANAGER

 

Sinéad has over 20 years' marketing experience and brings a passion for branding, design and wine. In her free time she loves interior design, dining out and weekends away with family and friends.

 

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PAT FITZGERALD

KEY ACCOUNT MANAGER

 

Pat looks after our key accounts and brings a wealth of experience from both a sales and retail perspective. A marathon runner and dedicated sports fan he regularly travels to live sporting events across the world.

 

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LYNDSEY CLARKE

COMMERCIAL MANAGER

 

Lyndsey is our key contact for our brand partners & leads Ampersand’s sourcing of new consumer brands & all commercial aspects of our business. In her spare time Lyndsey loves to travel and soak up the culture & sights of foreign lands.

 

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MELANIE NANGLE

WAREHOUSE MANAGER

 

Melanie has been with the company for over 26 years and is responsible for both the duty paid and bonded warehouses. She has a background in performing arts and loves spending her free time at the theatre.

 

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OUR SALES TEAM

 

 

Ampersand’s loyal and passionate sales team have a wealth of knowledge and can assist

retailers in selecting the right product range to suit their convenience store or off-licence.

 

Our specialised salesforce sell to every corner spanning across the Republic of Ireland and across

all shop formats and sizes. They also have strong long-term relationships with the owners and managers at store level.

 

(L - R) COLIN OWENS, WILLIE DARDIS, PAT FITZGERALD, LEE MARITZ, DEREK O'LOONEY,
PAUL RAFTERY, EAMONN FERRIS, LIAM TRAVERS, KEITH HURST, PHILLIP BARGUS

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If you like what you see and would like to talk to us about how we can work together please get in touch to arrange a meeting and we’ll pop the kettle on and have a chat.

 

 

 

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