Justin left full-time employment in early 2013 to start his own consulting business.
He consults to a number of businesses around the world, mostly on buying and commercial performance. As well as this, Justin is a Director of The BIB Wine Company Ltd, and a Director of BSQ UK. He also acts as Wine Consultant to the Masala World Group whose restaurants include Chutney Mary, Veeraswamy and Amaya. He is a Trustee of the Regenerative Viticulture Foundation, and acts as Associate Director of wine at Dartington Trust in Devon.
Prior to his career as a consultant, Justin spent 17 years as a wine buyer in the UK off-trade, including stints at supermarket chains Safeway and Sainsbury’s. After almost five years in charge of the wine department at Waitrose, the UK’s most successful premium supermarket, Justin left to take up the role of Global Wine Director for Laithwaites.
In his early life, he worked in wine shops, ran a wine school, worked as a cellar-hand and assistant winemaker in four different countries.
Since 2007, Justin, with his wife Amanda, have produced their own wine Domaine of the Bee (www.domaineofthebee.com) from 4 hectares of vines in the Roussillon region of the South of France, near the village of Maury. In 2015 he also launched his own, gold medal winning English sparkling wine – Hart of Gold (www.hart-of-gold.co.uk).