Our Finance team is available for any queries you might have relating to your account, as well as queries from our suppliers regarding payment. Please be aware that you can also now obtain copies of your invoices, check your reserves and update your account details by logging in to the My Account section of the website.
Finance & Operations Director
Having spent most of her career in Retail, Karen took her first foray into wine in January 2017 and joined the Armit Wines team. Her love of wine began in France, where she spent a year studying, as part of her University degree, in 1994. She became a Qualified Chartered Accountant in 2000 with PwC, and is now hoping to get her Professional Champagne Sipper qualification. Her knowledge of wine may be fairly limited at the moment, but she has loved drinking wine all her life, especially in the last decade since the arrival of her first born (now 10) and second child (aged 7). When she’s not battling with bed time, Karen enjoys socialising with her friends (drinking white wine) and skiing (the après part).
Head of Finance
Gill has a passion for all aspects of health and fitness. So when not in the office utilising her wealth of financial expertise, she can be found getting healthy topping up her five a day from Armit’s fine range of fermented grape juice! The perfect combination of work and play. Outside of the office, you may also find her in a Yoga pose, enjoying the elevation of Everest base camp or testing herself in a triathlon. Fun loving and with a deep-rooted passion for fine food, travel and health, Gill puts the fun back into Finance.
Ben joined Armit Wines at the end of 2009 as a temp to carry out a two week project which escalated into one of two months. Having gained a lot of valuable experience, the opportunity then arose to become a permanent member of the finance team in the role of Accounting Assistant. Ben has risen through the ranks of the finance team and is now our Management Accountant, responsible for a whole raft of day-to-day financial issues and reports. Ben is currently studying to become a chartered accountant. Outside of finance Ben is a family man who also enjoys the odd combat sports competition, mud run or charitable Trek.
Aynur moved to London from Turkey in 2008 to work as an Aupair. Having studied finance and accountancy back home her passion for finance eventually got the better of her and she started studying with AAT. This led to jobs in finance within the retail sector and ultimately led to a role in Armit Wines. outside of the office Aynur is a fun loving person who is partial to a Turkish delight.
Karolina Vacz Hosszu
Karolina started the team in July 2016 having previously worked in the wine trade and years of experience in finance. Having passion for high quality customer service leads her to deal with our valued customers on daily basis with all aspects of accounts receivable duties. Working with talented and nice people in her team gives her enough motivation to keep on learning new things every day. As spare time is very precious, she loves to spend time with her family and friends and share her enthusiasm about travelling.
Kiefer joined the team in February 2015 on a temporary basis, but decided he enjoyed working with us so much he wanted to stay! He has a degree in Accounting and Finance and is looking forward to starting his studies in chartered accountancy. In his free time Kiefer plays basketball as well as coaching a local team, and if he has any energy left over enjoys heading to the gym.
Buse Cagla Ergurak
Purchase Ledger Clerk
After attaining a degree in Business Management - Accounting, Buse joined Armit Wines in July 2017. She is eager to continue studying so that she can become a chartered accountant and is looking forward to starting her studies in ACCA. Apart from her love of wine she has a great interest in travel and devotes her spare time to seeing her family and friends.