Meet the Team

Stuart McCloskey / Director

Stuart

Stuart is the director and owner of Z&B Vintners, founding the company in June 2005. He has spent the past 20 years in the wine trade and 24 years as a collector. He is responsible for all wine purchases for both Z&B and The Vinorium.

Outside of wine, Stuart is an accomplished mountaineer with akeen eye for photography. We strongly suggest a visit to Stuart’s website www.stuartmccloskey.com where you find some truly stunning high-altitude photos taken whilst climbing in the Himalaya and beyond.

Michelle Menage / Operations Manager

Michelle

Michelle joined the team in January 2013 and brings a wealth of experience, having spent the past 7 years working with the excellent, Wiltshire based wine merchant, Yapp Brothers. Not only does Michelle bring an incredible understanding of the administration side of the wine trade, she has also passed her WSET Intermediate exam and is currently studying towards her advanced certificate.

When not at work, she enjoys trying new wines, cooking, keeping fit and shopping (of course!).

Magdalena Sienkiewicz / Private Client Sales

Magda

Magdalena has come from various business sectors, including medical services, construction and electronics. As a Film & Arts graduate, she has travelled through Europe searching for new experiences and opportunities to develop. Joining The Vinorium, Magdalena played a crucial role in our Pop-up Shop with her passion for wine and is now the sales assistant for our Warehouse Shop.

Outside of work, you may spot her at various events celebrating creations of cinema, music and photography or simply travelling in the hunt for new inspirations.

Kestutis Vaiksnoras / Warehouse & Logistics

Kes

Kestutis was born in the picturesque country, Lithuania and moved to the UK in 2005. Before joining Z&B Vintners, Kestutis worked in Warehouse and Logistic roles for over 15 years and brings with him a wealth of expertise having worked for companies such as; Boots, Invensys and Hornby Hobbies.

When not at work, Kestutis enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, cycling and walking. He also thoroughly enjoys growing his own fruit and vegetables; but most importantly, Kestutis loves spending time with his family.

James Benn / Graphic Designer

James

James started his design career as an illustrator back in 2010. He has showcased his work in the London Transport Museum as well as working with an impressive array of clients. In his role as a Graphic Designer James has worked with various clientele creating adverts, signage, brochures and other such materials. Outside of work James enjoys keeping active and has a keen interest in cooking. To keep his creative side busy James enjoys painting, drawing and photography.

Beth Eves / Operations Assistant

James

As the newest member of the team, Beth has recently finished her A levels in Media, Business, Fine Art and English Literature; whilst also working in a customer facing role. Beth is a lover of great food and wine, and she is keen to bring this enthusiasm to light in our company. Outside of work, Beth is incredibly creative and loves cooking, drawing and painting landscapes.

Beth is also keen singer songwriter & musician - look out for her at local open mic nights.