George Hill Wines

The Team

ANDREW HILL

Andrew is the Grandson of the Founder, and is the Managing Director of George Hill Ltd. As well as being the primary buyer, Andrew also creates Wine Lists for our Trade customers and is on hand to give advice and guidance to customers in the shop.

Property is also a passion – but watch out – if you live locally he might actually know more about your property than you do!!

GILLIAN LEESON

Gillian is a Great Granddaughter of the Founder and daughter of Caroline (Andrew’s late Sister), she joined George Hill in 1989. Gillian runs the purchase ledger and sorts out the money! She designs the Website and most of the artwork for both the Company and on behalf of Customers, She also creates many of the bespoke gift packages available.

Textiles and running are her current passions (as well as her husband Garry of course!) and so if you can’t find her under a mountain of costumes at the sewing machine – it’s probably best to check ‘Garmin Livetrack’ or ‘Map My Run’ to find out where she is!!

LEE COSTELOW

Lee has been part of the George Hill family for the past 25 years!! Amongst many jobs, he keeps the shop and the warehouses running smoothly, gets your orders ready, dresses the shop window with his artistic flair and helps people with their menu challenges!!

Outside of the office he is a keen cook and ‘foodie’ and enjoys the challenge of food and wine pairing. He was part of the Loughborough Amateur Theatre scene for nearly 40 years before retiring ‘gracefully’ a few years ago.

SUSAN LAXTON

Susan is also one of George’s Great Grandaughters and Gillian’s sister. She joined the team as the Office Administrator in May 2003, and is finding it hard to believe she’s old enough to have worked anywhere for over a decade!! The sales ledger fills much of Sue’s day, so watch out if you owe us any money or she’ll be knocking on your door!! She can also be found creating gift packages, and giving a hand in the Shop amongst many other things.

In the rest of her life she’s a real “hootin’ ‘n’ tootin’ cowgirl ” and spends much time with Carter dreaming of living on a ranch in Nevada!!

RICHARD COLES

Richard, who is Gillian and Susan’s Brother In Law, joined the team in December 2007.  He and Brigg are now the driving force behind the trade sales, giving Andrew time to concentrate in other areas.  He is also to be found regularly in and around the shop or dropping off your order.  He loves port and big chunky Italian red wines – and reminding us he got a distinction in his Wine and Spirit Education Trust Advanced Certificate!!

Out of work, Richard loves his family, lure fishing, woodworking and sleeping in the woods. In case you are wondering, the fish in the picture is a Zander caught in the Trent and Mersey canal – the first one after 52 years of trying!  (His wife Jude was very pleased to see that the family managed to come above fishing in the list!)

BRIGG FERRIER

Brigg joined us in the summer of 2014 having spent twenty three years in textile retailing, whilst persuing his love of wine as an amateur by passing the Wine & Spirit Education Trusts Intermediate & Advanced Certificates with distinction.  He manages the trade accounts and deliveries with Richard and helps in the shop.

After work and his family, he enjoys cooking, cycling, cricket and Leicester Tigers.

JOHN ABBISS

John retired during 2015 and is enjoying life regularly journeying around beautiful parts of the country in a motor home!

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