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Communications and Marketing Co-ordination

Chaired by Julia Trustram Evejulia-trustram-eve-150x200

Priorities are:

  • to clarify the roles and responsibilities of the UKVA and EWP. There will be more news soon about this.
  • to improving and developing communication within the UKVA and externally and
  • initiatives to enhance generic marketing for the whole industry.

The group includes Management Committee members Jane Awty and Mike Paul and has co-opted Linda Howard (small producer, Giffords Hall Vineyard, Suffolk), Sam Linter (large producer, English Wine Producers member, Bolney Estate), Guy Smith (international wine trader, small producer Smith & Evans, Somerset), Caroline Stephens (small producer, English Wine Producers member, Danebury Vineyards, Hampshire), Kristin Syltevik (small organic producer Oxney Organic Estate, East Sussex) and Nick Wenman (medium sized organic producer Albury Oganic Vineyard, Surrey).

The group has created a further subgroup to raise the profile of UKVA annual competition, starting in 2017. This is chaired by Sam Linter and members include Linda Howard, Caroline Stevens, Kristin Syltevik and Robert Beardsmore, (former UKVA general secretary, runs the behind-the-scenes work of the competition).

The group has also planned a marketing advice service to UKVA members with occasional webinars, perhaps alongside regionally-based training seminars. It is exploring ways to deliver this with Plumpton College.