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Our Team

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Mike Sears

Managing Director

With over 40 years in the drinks industry, including soft drinks, water, BWS, Mike has honed his skills in sales, marketing and commercials. Mike started 'The Windfall Drinks Company' 27 years ago and his experience has led to what Windfall Brands is today; focused on building and growing brands in the UK market. 

Mike likes to spend the rest of his time on the golf course. 

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Tom Sears

Commercial Director

Tom has been with Windfall for 17 years with previous experience at Cadbury and Diageo. As Commercial Director, Tom has developed a successful sales team and a diverse client portfolio.

Tom likes spending his spare time with his family, on the golf course, and around anything with an engine!

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Ash McCord

Senior Client Manager

With several years of experience working with FMCG/CPG brands across grocery multiples, on/off-trade, convenience, health food, and pharmacy channels, Ash is the go-to for clients/brands in anything from CPI discussions to building compelling selling decks, and is their voice within Windfall Brands. 

Ash is an extreme sports and human behavior enthusiast.

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Beth Knight

Internal Sales Exec

Beth joined us from Jimmy's Iced Coffee activation team and has experience working as an Estate Agent; using her varied skillset, Beth is helping drive sales in the South of the UK. Beth values building trusting relationships with clients/buyers and colleagues.

Jenson the Vizsla makes sure Beth spends her spare time outdoors, going on long walks around the forest and coastlines of Dorset.

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Brett Allen

Channel ManagerOut of Home

Brett started his FMCG/CPG career at Redbull, eventually joining Windfall Brand in 2013.

In his role as Out of Home Channel Manager, Brett is involved in the channels strategy for our plethora of clients, leading and supporting the OOH team, and manages his own account base of national wholesale and retailers. 

Outside of OOH... you'll catch Brett on the golf course, ever trying to improve his single digit handicap or watching his hometown football club.

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Chris Driver

Brand Development Director

Chris has a wealth of experience with major branded and own-label products in UK and European FMCG. Chris has managed some of the UK's biggest grocery brands including Pepsi, Robinsons, Cathedral City and Fruit Shoot. 

When not growing and developing our brands, Chris loves playing squash and golf and tries to enjoy supporting Spurs!

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Freya Groves

Key Account Manager

Freya has a background in the food and beverage industry and joins the Windfall team as a Midlands-based key account manager. 

Time on the golf course, striving for Jimi Hendrix guitar skills, or anything DIY/Mechanics related is how Freya likes to spend her spare time. If it's a "man's job", Freya is adamant about proving otherwise!

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Hannah Pollyn

Client Manager

Hannah started her career at JP Morgan Chase, moving to Tower Supplies, with particular focus on providing excellent customer service and generating sales. As the newest member to the Windfall team, Hannah is looking forward to utilising her skills and experience in the FMCG/CPG world. Hannah loves spending time with her family, grabbing a coffee (or two) and doing anything fitness related.

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Harvey Fain

Grocery Director

Harvey Joined Windfall Brands in 2015 and works closely with Maddy and Chris, focusing on developing the Windfall portfolio across the top 6 groceries. He brings extensive experience in category management, team development, and is an ex-buyer for one of the UK's top 4 grocers. Based in Leicestershire, Harvey makes the most of the countryside and loves to walk his Labradors across the fields to pick up his two girls from school. On the weekends he does what his wife tells him to...

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Joe Spencer

Brand Development Executive

Joe has been carving his sales experience through Manchester and the North of the country, with a long career in hospitality, before joining Windfall Brands in 2022. Joe has a degree in Zoology and has worked across Africa and Oceania in animal conservation. Nowadays, Joe is the go-to-guy for the best coffee, cake and craft ale in the North and likes to spend his spare time outdoors with family, friends and greyhound, Wally.

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Maddy Parram

Channel Director

Maddy heads up the VHMS / Health and Wellness category with a wealth of experience in CBD and Collagen...affectionately known internally as 'The CBD Queen'. 

Maddy's ability to juggle an impressive amount of listings, maintain incredible relationships in the trade and homelife leaves us in awe of her. When she gets it, Maddy spends her spare time chasing the sun, a Margarita and Spanish cuisine.  

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Marco Severi

Key Account Manager

Marco has always been a food lover thanks to his Mama & Nonna! He has worked in FMCG in London for over 10 years. 

In this time, he has helped several major accounts and wholesalers improve their sales & market presences. Marco has been with Windfall Brands since 2016, maintaining focus of the food service channel; dealing with a mix of contract caterers, food-to-go groups, coffee chains and licenced trade groups.

Marco has recently welcomed another baby to his family!

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Maria Municzewska

Brand Development Executive

Maria has experience in hospitality and tourism and has been with Windfall as a London-based BDE since January 2022.

Maria works with on-trade group customers as well as small wholesalers and RTM's.

Keeping her mind and body active, Maria enjoys developing her linguistic and martial arts skills outside of work.

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Megan Russell

Senior Key Account Manager

Megan joined Windfall in 2017 as a Key Account Manager for the Midlands, and is now our Senior KAM, working alongside Brett Allen to develop national foodservice, drink RTMs, as well as mix of national accounts, key regional groups in the Midlands and North. She has previously worked for Maxxium UK and Punch Taverns and enjoys working closely with the national accounts to develop Windfall’s portfolio. Megan loves to travel and cuddle up with her lovely dog!

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Mike Smart

National Account Manager

Mike has over 10 years experience in national food service RTM accounts. His role at Windfall includes developing business with major contract caterers, food-to-go retailers, food service and drinks RTMs, and flagship pubs, bars & restaurants.

Mike likes to chase the sun wherever possible, keep fit and is a self proclaimed 'football fanatic'.

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Sarah Mantle

Sales Office Manager

Sarah has been with Windfall since 2021, supporting the sales team as Sales Office Manager. 

Her previous expertise lies in marketing for hotels across Europe and as far as Morocco. She has also dabbled in luxury brands including Burberry and LVMH.

In her spare time, Sarah loves travelling to hot countries, cooking and seeing her family.

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Simmone Black

Business Development Manager

With over 20 years’ experience in the Scottish License Trade in management and licensee roles, Simmone moved into event management, helping companies such as Diageo, Britvic and S&N bring key brands successfully to market. She joined Windfall Brands in 2010 as a consultant and her current business development role sees her working across all sectors of the region, from On-Trade to delivered wholesale all over Scotland.  Simmone loves Soul music, sunshine and her West Highland Terrier Jock!

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Tom Watling

Account Manager

Tom joined the team as a Business Development Exec in the South West in 2019, with great knowledge and passion for the trade, having managed a number of high-profile pubs & restaurants in and around Bristol and even as far as Australia. 

Tom enjoys spending time with his family, the great outdoors, sports and walking his lovely dog Hamish.

If you would like to be part of our team, we'd love to hear from you!

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