Joff Curtoys

Head of the hedgerows

Joff is head of the hedgerows! Our Sloe Whisky is his tipple. If not bird watching or listening to music, his favourite thing to do is to visit Leoni’s in Malton for a coffee. Should Bob Dylan, John Steinbeck and Alan Shearer be there too, all the better. And let us introduce Patch – our Sloemotion mascot and (impetuous) regular visitor.

Julian Curtoys

Purse string operator

Jules holds the purse strings and makes sure our batches get made. He loves a cheese and sloe chutney sandwich, especially while taking a break from a rugged North Yorkshire mountain bike trail or working as the projectionist at Helmsley Arts Cinema.

Claire Curtoys

Publicist plate spinner

Claire is Sloemotion’s chief broadcaster and re-joined the team in 2015. She now even lives over the hedge from Sloemotion; the shortest commute ever! She is a great fan of a Hugo (in the Hedge) cocktail. Catching up with family and friends over a long, homemade lunch with plenty of Gin & Tonics, is one of her greatest joys – however if she was being taken out into York, her place of choice would be Partisan on Micklegate.

Audrey Pern

Money matters

MENSA member Audrey helps Sloemotion to keep the taxman happy. She loves our Sloe Ruby, which she’d drink anywhere and everywhere, but preferably with Hugh Jackman. Let her choose the movie at your peril though: she’s a horror fan, through and through. She also enjoys dance music, obvs.

Natalie Hall

Sales Expert

Natalie looks after our on-trade customers (that’s bars & pubs). When she’s not out and about visiting our lovely customers she loves nothing more than watching the football (preferably when Chelsea are winning), with a Hedgerow Gin and tonic in hand.

Pippa Moore

Marketing & Events

Pipp keeps you all up to date with all that is going on at Sloemotion via social media as well as keeping the web up to date. She loves our Hedgerow Gin, especially on a hot summers day, in the garden. At the weekend, she loves nothing more than a trip to the big smoke, foraging for some fashion inspiration.

Sarah Bray

Account Manager

Gin lover Sarah loves chatting to our off trade customers and letting them know all about our products. In her free time Sarah loves to go for a walk. When she’s not out walking, a Damson Gin with sparkling elderflower is her drink of choice.

Adam Cook

On-Trade Guru

Gin Enthusiast Adam has re-joined the Sloemotion team bringing with him knowledge of the on-trade sector. He loves nothing more than to host gin evenings, lead staff training sessions and create bespoke Gin and Cocktail menus.

Jackie Collins

Account Manager

Jackie is based in the South of England.  She loves looking after our fabulous trade customers in the South, South East and South West in her super chatty way. Jackie’s favourite drink is Sloemotion Bramble Whisky, fresh lime & ginger beer (also known as a Whisky & Ginger). Jackie can often be found playing the double bass with a Whisky & Ginger on hand.

Liz Toms

Chief recipe keeper

Liz is ‘recipe keeper in chief’ (technical manager) for the company. She loves our Cherry Brandy and would invite God to dinner, just to see if she’d turn up. She also buys ‘wonky veg’. Who knew?

Adam Szczecina

Mr Logistics

Trained graphic designer Adam helps make and dispatch the products. He loves our Sloe Gin, especially while skiing in his native Poland or sitting under the willow tree near Morrison’s car park in Malton.

Steve Parker

Green Farm Super Handy Handyman

Steve is the man to go to if anything needs making or fixing at Green Farm. He loves nothing better than sitting in his garden (virtually next door to our office), sipping our Sloe Vodka. This bearded artisan also crafts beautiful pens from wood. Ask to see his wares!.

Christine Botham

Top Labeller & Packager

Christine’s role is to label and pack all our products. She enjoys all our drinks, especially while sitting beside Lake Tekapo, overlooking Mount Cook. That’s a long, long way from all the rest of us!?

The Tasters

Dan from West Yorkshire

Hedgerow Ambassador

Lucy from Lincolnshire

Hedgerow Ambassador

Dan from York

Hedgerow Ambassador

Kate from Milton Keynes

Hedgerow Ambassador

David from Northumberland

Hedgerow Ambassador

Kim from Shropshire

Hedgerow Ambassador
Sloe - celbrating 10 years