Meet The Team
Iona Maclean – Huffmans Shipped Brand Manager
I started my first ‘internship’ with Huffmans in January 2017 as part of my Business Management degree at the University of Dundee. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to be given opportunities from Gregor and Ramone and now look after Huffmans newest branch – Huffmans Shipped. I was always unsure as to which path I wanted to take my career.As I was thinking of topics for my dissertation, Gregor suggested the current gin trend and this is when my interest began. Learning about all things gin and winning an award for the best dissertation of my degree, I knew this was the industry for me. I love to explore and have adventures in Scotland, with my boyfriend Thomas, and finally took the plunge to climb Ben Nevis in August 2020 – a perfect day for it too. My parent’s dogs (two big fluffy white German Shepherds) are a huge part of my life. Here’s hoping I’ll get my own soon and it can join the Huffmans team
John Robertson – Warehouse Manager
My background started off in the world of sports coaching where I went from coaching Football at my old primary school, Glamis, to eventually a position with Hibernian FC. From there I then moved in to a life of Fitness, qualified as a Fitness Advisor, and spent many joyful years within different gyms. Recently I decided to leave the life I was accustomed to and challenge myself in a completely new environment by joining the team at Huffmans. My hobbies still revolve around Football and the gym but my spare time is now fully focused on being a dad for the first time to my beautiful baby girl Evie, born March 11th 2020, who has been a blessing to me and my girlfriend.
For the past 2 years I’ve dedicated my spare time to being a RDS Firefighter for Scottish Fire and Rescue within my community. This is a challenging but rewarding role.
Ramone Robertson – Director & Co-Founder
My background was in factory work and the oil & gas industry in a previous life, way back in my twenties. Now 32 and 5 years into Huffmans, I haven’t looked back since switching up my career path. Building up the company with nothing but Microsoft Word, Google Sheets and 7 brands to what it is now has been worth every headache and sleepless night. Working alongside a dedicated stellar team who are always pushing forward and adapting to the ever changing industry takes the strain from work ever feeling like…work. In my spare time, I’m a keen kayaker, frequently spotted out with my girlfriend, Ola, battling currents not in our favour somewhere along the coast. Anything else orientated around the great outdoors though, I’m in!
Gregor Maclean – Director & Co-Founder
I started my career in drinks 8 years ago working for one of the worlds biggest spirits companies. I learned a huge amount about the industry which ignited my passion for all things drinks related.
Since starting Huffmans we have brought out our own gin, taken over a whisky and gin shop, grown the range from 7 to 1000 products, started a fulfilment arm to the business and I have been lucky enough to be a taste judge in the Scottish Gin Awards for the last 2 years however there is still plenty to come! I enjoy travelling, work or leisure, and have been lucky enough to visit places like Lynchburg, Tokyo and Havana. When I’m not working I’ll be hanging out with my wife , Elizabeth and my relatively new daughter Teddy! That takes all of my time!
Scott Petrie – Logistics Manager
I start my working career in the car industry then in an industrial textile factory for 10 years before taking the plunge and joining Ramone, Gregor and Iona 2 years ago and never looked back. I spend most of my spare time coaching kid’s football and walking my dog, enjoy all kinds of sport and my favourite tipple just now is a Crag and lemonade.
Jacqueline Sutherland – Admin Assistant
I am mighty proud to be one of the newer additions at team Huffmans, supporting the founders in their bid to be best, as Admin Assistant. I can be found perched on a “fit ball” as my office chair, but look forward to the outdoors no matter the weather. Keen spotter of flora and fauna, I enjoy walking and skiing. I attend weekly fitness classes including dance and yoga. I have all the gear and no idea, as a budding golfer, planning for my retirement! Always looking for an excuse to open a bottle of Nebbiolo, love sharing my passion for a dram or a gin. Latest achievement was passing WSET 2 with distinction.