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 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 for 14 years now (having joined the team aged 15) and manages 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.






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 his taste buds. Steve is also one of our qualified WSET course tutors.




A team member since 2016, Ashley is currently studying his WSET Diploma so trying lots of wines but if made to pick a favourite style of wine then he would probably choose Barolo. Ashley is also one of our qualified WSET course tutors and runs our wine club.




Charlie joined our trade team in 2017, after a longstanding interest in wine. Charlie will always greet you with a smile and be really keen to help you find wines for your list that you enjoy. As Charlie lived in Spain for a couple of years so loves Spanish wines but is open to trying anything new. 




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 often find him in both stores 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.




The king of logistics for Amps since 2018. If ever there was somebody with a sweet tooth, then it's Craig - he struggles to resist aromatic whites or sweet rosés and wouldn't say no to a cheeky glass of port.


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