Meet The Team

Philip Amps 

Philip has been in the wine industry for as long as any of us can remember and runs the ship! Philip won't be afraid to share his opinion on a bottle of wine with you and knows exactly what he likes (although he has a real love affair with New Zealand wines!)




Lesley has worked for Amps Fine Wines for over 30 years and manages the financial side of things. Definitely a champion of the New World, Lesley loves big personality fruit filled reds, but is also partial to the odd glass of Champagne...



A team member since 2002, Alan is our Market Place store manager and resident whisky guru! A lover of anything unusual and interesting, Alan has a very eclectic taste.




Danielle has been at Amps Fine Wines for 13 years now (having joined the team aged 15) and is the manager of our Oundle Wharf store alongside organising events and marketing. Danielle's first love is oaked Chardonnay, but she also has a real soft spot for the wines of California following a trip there!




Nigel is king of logistics and has been part of the Amps success story for 12 years. If ever there was somebody with a sweet tooth, then it's Nigel! He struggles to resist dessert wines and aromatic whites from Alsace and Germany, and he also wouldn't say no to a cheeky glass of port!




Steve joined our trade team in 2012, but has been madly passionate about wines since well, sliced bread. Mature Bordeaux and good Italian reds are what really tickles Steve's taste buds!



Ashley is one of the newest members of the team, having joined the team in 2016. Ashley will greet you with a smile in one of our stores and be really keen to help you find a wine you'll enjoy. If made to pick a favourite style of wine then he would probably choose Barolo.




If you spot the Amps' van in the local area, then it's most likely to be David behind the wheel. David has just completed WSET Level 1 & Level 2 so you will also find him at our Market Place store on Saturdays sharing his new knowledge. Our resident champion of French wines, particularly those from the Rhone Valley.


If you place an order with us over the phone, you're likely to be talking to Jane. Jane joined us in 2017 and has just passed her WSET Level 1 & Level 2 (tutored by our WSET educators Steve & Ashley) so she loves trying new wines and as a result has lots of favourites!

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