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James Franklin

Head of Merchant Sales
Corney and Barrow James Franklin

About Me

I joined Corney & Barrow in 2002 as the perfect place to unite my passions; wine, farming and languages. I grew up in the West Country and studied French (& Russian) at University, which is where my interest in wine was sparked.


Responsible for the Merchant Sales business, I oversee UK wide business to business sales such as on-trade, contract catering and events. This spans a wide range of customers from food led pubs, Michelin Starred Restaurants, hotels, cruise ships, airlines and even the country’s leading contract caterers. The Merchant team also has a private customer angle, selling wines to be savoured at home. The Merchant business is young in the grand scheme of things, but has been a major investment area for Corney & Barrow in the last 10 years, resulting in incredible growth.


Outside of work  I am a volunteer HM Coastguard Search and Rescue officer on the south coast and spend as much time windsurfing as possible.

Quote Me

One of my first trips abroad with C&B was to Spain where I had the privilege of meeting Peter Sisseck. The tasting in his cellars was one I shall never forget, or indeed my first sip of Pingus … We poured PSI at my wedding.

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