Our Management

Mark Soudah

As a trained chef and hotel operator, Mark has always been passionate about wine. Having worked for blue chip wine and champagne companies for many years, Mark decided to create Grape Passions in 2005. His ethos has always been that the world of wine is fun and exciting, and he is keen to share that with as many people as possible! Not one for flowery descriptions and fancy tasting sessions, Mark thinks wine should be enjoyable and approachable, and thrives on helping customers select the perfect wines for their business. Mark loves to spend time in his vegetable garden and still enjoys cooking when he has the chance, though now for his family rather than a restaurant full of customers!

Kay Soudah

Kay manages the office and accounts at Grape Passions with natural efficiency, but like Mark, shares a passion for the wine world. Before setting up the business with Mark, Kay worked as a Sales Manager in the veterinary pharmaceutical industry. Although the world of wine is very different, her professional experience has led to a great understanding of the importance of personal service, exceptional products and reliable logistics. When Kay isn’t in the office or taxiing the children around, she is likely to be walking the family dogs, Otto & Amber – also regular visitors at the Grape Passions office! 

All Staff Members

John Linton
Sales Director

John joined Grape Passions in 2014 and has been forging strong relationships with our customers ever since.  His hospitality sector background provides an understanding of the importance of the right products and service, which, alongside his extensive wine knowledge, means customers rely on him to always deliver great advice and helpful support.


Elliott Vale
Account Manager

Following a long career in the hospitality sector, Elliott is now utilising his knowledge and experience to assist customers in Cambridgeshire, Suffolk and Hertfordshire. When not working, Elliott can be found DJing at various events.

Martin Cranfield
Account Manager

Martin joined Grape Passions following a career in hospitality and wine retail sales, and is now enjoying putting his wealth of knowledge to good use helping customers select the best wines for their establishments. When not working Martin will usually be found walking his dog somewhere along the coast!

Jane Dearman

Jane has been in charge of shipping and logistics at Grape Passions since joining the team in 2017, whilst also handling customer enquiries and orders. Her unflappable nature and helpful attitude have been invaluable whilst trying to navigate the new regulations and implications of both Brexit and Covid!  


Simon Mosedale
Driver & Warehouse Operative

Simon joined Grape Passions from a similar driving role and has quickly shown he can turn his hand to anything. Ensuring everything with the delivery and picking process runs as smoothly as possible, Simon is a great asset to the Grape Passions team.

Calum MacLennan

After a career in the Metropolitan police force, Calum joined Grape Passions as a driver in 2016. We try and ensure customers have the same delivery driver wherever possible, and Calum’s friendly and helpful disposition is what comes to mind when our customers think of Grape Passions! 

Steve Edwards

Steve joined the Grape Passions team following a long career working in warehousing and logistics.

Friendly, helpful and a dog lover, he soon fitted in!

Amber & Jasper
Office Dogs

If you visit us at our office in Witham you are likely to be greeted by Amber and Jasper. Always ready to play or have their tummy’s tickled and love to help empty the waste paper bins!