MEET THE TEAM

Rachel Sweet

Rachel is a West Country lass through & through, born in Taunton, grew up at the foot of the Quantocks and moved to Bath 8 years ago. Her heart is torn between countryside and city. Rachel’s background is in business development, event management, marketing & sales. In her madness, she diverted her attention from the corporate world and bought a horse box bar.  Whilst sourcing local suppliers, the ideas and vision came and Sweet Drinks Ltd was born.

Rachel mostly enjoys gin, rum & red wine, although is partial to a cider or two.

BECKY SPRANGLE

Becky grew up in Wiltshire but moved to Somerset in 2004. She works as a freelance Business Manager and PA/VA, supporting small businesses with administration tasks, marketing, sales and events. Becky is Mum to twin boys who keep her on her toes but that all helps to make her a multitasker, always on the go!  Becky loves to explore the local countryside with a love of the Quantock Hills and surrounding area, although the beach also draws her in. Somerset is definitely home. Becky’s favourite drinks are cocktails.

JAYNE ALDERSON

Jayne a Somerset girl at heart, although currently based in Wiltshire as her husband is in the forces.  She has been working with us at events, showcasing and selling drinks.  Jayne is a natural with the customers, loves having a bit of banter and getting people to try new drinks. Jayne is currently training for the moon walk (marathon), she loves camping and climbing.  Jayne enjoys doing events and tasting parties, she is a gin lover, her home collection currently stands at 57 bottles, not just for the gin contents but the bottles too.

CAROLYN SHEPHERD

Carolyn moved to Bath just over a year ago. Carolyn has been part of our events team and focuses her time on promoting and selling West Country Drinks to the trade, including many cafes and restaurants in Central Bath. Trying local drinks is so important to many customers visiting this area and Carolyn love’s the fact there’s always such a personal story behind each of our makers which makes us so unique. Most of Carolyn’s career has been spent in sales and the last 6 years as Sales & Marketing Director in the hotel/hospitality trade.  Carolyn does love a cocktail or gin liqueur.

PASCALE SOUCHON

Pascale is from the Rhône Valley, has been living in Bath for 30 years. Pascale is also a Blue Badge Tour Guide in Bath, so she knows this beautiful city very well. Pascale is fantastic with people, and of course, her gorgeous French accent, well we could listen to that all day.  Pascale loves the West Country, so much so, she could not leave it. She is raring to go to do events to showcase & sell West Country Drinks. Pascale’s favourite drinks are gin & red wine.

KELLY ROWE

Kelly lives in Gloucestershire, she has organised lots of events over many years and has some impressive qualifications in the drinks industry (WSET in Wines and Spirits Level 2, WSET in Wine Level 3, she is currently studying for the WSET Diploma in Wine).  Kelly has organised her own pop up wine bar where she sold local wine, beer and cider. Kelly is passionate about local (and English) drinks. Kelly will be organising, delivering and attending events and markets to showcase and sell drinks as well as working with us to bring on more makers of wine, beers and ales.  Kelly’s favourite drink is of course wine, her love of wine lead on to doing those qualifications!

JANEY OSBORNE-PRICE

Janey is originally from London and spent much of her childhood in Somerset.  She lived in Bristol, Southampton, Maidenhead and the Cotswolds before returning to the West Country in 2011.  Janey has enjoyed a successful career in sales, marketing, events and business consultancy.  She is highly motivated, passionate and loves entertaining – providing perfect combinations of drinks and delicious food is on the menu.  Janey’s favourite drinks are cocktails.

MEGAN WITTY

Megan is a freelance Event Manager and former BBC producer/director. Originally from Australia, she grew up in London and has lived in Bath for the last 15 years. She organises large scale creative events such as citywide sculpture trails and has experience of promoting beer and other brands at food & drink festivals and other UK venues such as the NEC, Tobacco Dock and the National Gallery.

Megan is excited about organising events and helping promote our talented West Country Makers. Cheers! 🥂 She has a few favourite drinks, including wine 🍷 gin 🍸and rum 🥃

Tracy Kearley

Born in Kent and has lived in Somerset half her life with a brief spell living in France, now back in Taunton with a zest for life she loves travelling, live music and all things outdoors from riding her Harley Davidson to paddle boarding in the Exmouth estuary. Tracy is a whizz on the mac and has run her graphic design business for over 15 years, she enjoys working with small businesses to develop their brand and visual presence online and in print, she offers a wealth of knowledge with the know how. Tracy enjoys a glass or two of cider and wine but is relatively new to Gin!

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