Started in 2015 by Elizabeth and Gary O’Kelly Vinokelly Search sprang into action after a lifetime of experience. We could see that the drinks industry was starting to change and the road ahead was going to be unpredictable and potentially hugely rewarding. It is fair to say that as an industry, there are not many good specialist drinks recruiters, yet the products we craft, market and sell are in many cases specialist so you need to right people to interpret your story and get out there and sell it. Our typical candidate is always knowledgeable about their industry but also very commercial at the same time because the competition is such that you need to be both nowadays.

Gary started his career in the wine industry in 2001 and has worked in Account management, Export and latterly buying roles for some of the best companies in the industry. He also understands the UK industry and knows the inner workings of it and is always up to date on the latest developments, In many cases having worked first hand in the industry means he knows exactly what is expected of a role and the right people to do it. Elizabeth has had and excellent career as a headhunter since 2002, working across financial services, banking, currencies and commodities before entering the drinks industry in 2015. She has extensive experience in researching and delivering candidates and really understands how companies work and where recruitment sits within those businesses.

The blend of these two backgrounds, plus our profound interest in the drinks industry, and its future, has created a product that we love to sell and market. You will not find a more diligent and thorough approach to executive search and our contact base is pretty admirable. We are relaxed and straightforward people and work best with likeminded people, both candiates and clients alike.

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Elizabeth O’Kelly

A highly experienced head-hunter for 15 years in the Financial and Global Commodities recruitment markets of London and alumnus of London School of Economics. Elizabeth is relentless when tracking down that perfect candidate. She speaks French & Farsi.

+44 7789 915197

elizabeth@vinokelly.com

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Gary O’Kelly

A respected wine industry professional, has worked for wineries, agencies, Blue Chip corporates and retailers in Spain, South Africa and the UK. Outstanding contacts in the UK and EU and beyond. Gary has his finger on the pulse and can access valuable information through many channels. He speaks Spanish and Italian.

+44 7912 376 867

gary@vinokelly.com