Meet the Team


Botanical Engineers

From ballerinas to bartenders, butlers to bakers, you’ll find them all in the mix here at Pickering’s. From our unmistakably smooth gin, to the smooth running of our remarkable distillery, it’s all down to this marvellously mixed concoction of talent

Matt Gammell
Co-founder and Head Distiller

Happily mixing his engineering background with a penchant for a mighty fine gin & tonic..

Marcus Pickering
Co-founder and Head of Export

Has a love of gin, a fascination with how things are made, and a distinctive surname. Travels and talks a lot.

Chris Ross
Distillery Manager

In charge of making the gin and keeping it flowing.

Jason Toro
Assistant Distillery Manager

Second in command. Ensures every batch is distilled and bottled perfectly.

Robin Herbert
Distillery Operative

Bottles, batches, boxes and forklifts, all at lightening speed.

Dave Quinnell
General Manager

The man in charge of office operations. Ensures the distillery runs like clockwork.

Heli Seymour
Key Account Manager

Queen of keeping Pickering’s front of mind with prestigious trade customers.

Eleanor Eyre
Business Development Executive

Gets Pickering’s stocked in as many shops and bars as she possibly can across South Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders.

Jenny Allan
Business Development

Charged with growing demand for Pickering’s across North Edinburgh and the east coast of Scotland.

Calum Davidson
Business Development Executive

Ensures the shops and bars of Glasgow and the West of Scotland are abundantly stocked with Pickering’s Gin.

Lionel Gauthier
Finance Manager

Our keeper of the coffers. Ensures the cash flows as smoothly as the gin.

Sarah Marshall
Events Manager

Plans all of our events and pop-ups, ensures they run smoothly and gets us into the coolest festivals and bars.

Leah Shaw Hawkins
Head of Marketing

Here to make sure Pickering’s looks and sounds as good as it tastes.

Emma Goodman
Graphic Designer

Makes sure we always look our beautiful best when we’re parading in public.

Rebecca Nicholson-Bennett Marketing and Communications

Looks after the social media, press releases, enquiries and gives our brand a bright and entertaining voice.

Keith Thompson
Warehouse Manager

King of the warehouse and deliveries. Nothing goes in or out without his say-so.

Jim Brown
Warehouse Operator

Keeps a watchful eye on our precious gin before it’s shipped around the world.

Victoria Izatt-Lowry
Head of Experiences

Looks after distillery visitors. Loves to see 5 star reviews on Trip Advisor and gin flying off distillery shop shelves.

Jemma Galbraith
Visitor Experience Team

Gives five-star tours with passion and a cheeky Scottish twang. Looks after guests in the distillery and shares the Pickering's story to visitors from far and wide.

Sally MacGarry
Visitor Experience Team

Gives five-star tours and looks after guests in the distillery. Loves to see smiling faces and enjoys getting lots of laughter on a Gin Jolly.

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