• James Murray

    Ogilvy & More was created by ex soldier and passionate foodie, James Murray who, since leaving the Army has worked with some of the finest artisan food producers in the UK.

    James wants to bring outstanding products to like minded people and his team of non partisan 'curators' ensure he is sourcing from producers that he knows and trusts.

    Based in the heart of the West Country (hence the Wyvern, the symbol of ancient Wessex), the company draws on James' passion and the skill and experience of his fellow curators and the artisan producers with whom they work.

    While quality, provenance and great value sit at the heart of the business, James knows that great products deserve a great brand, a high quality look and feel, exceptional presentation and great service and that's exactly what you get from Ogilvy & More.

  • Simon Vernon - Curator of Cheese

    If anyone knows the the dairy and especially cheese industry it’s Simon Vernon.

    Simon’s sucessful and varied career has included being a self employed dairy farmer producing high quality milk for consumption and use in the wider dairy industry, as a food retail consultant creating the flagship Wyvale Garden Centre in Bicester and for over a decade he was a lead buyer for Fortnum & Mason.

    Simon has judged many of the top global cheese awards including the British Cheese Awards, World Cheese Awards, Taste of the West and Great Taste Awards.

  • Andrew Mangles - Curator of Wine

    Andrew embarked upon his career working with prestigious London Merchants where he honed his appreciation of finer wines and 30 years on, he's still using those exacting methods every time he selects a new wine for O&M.

    We entrust Andrew with the important task of sourcing exceptional wines from around the world that also offer great value. He understands traditional pairing but embraces the notion that its really about finding something that the customer will love, no matter what tradition might suggest!

    Andrew has also sourced our popular O&M "Curators Choice" selection of wine which we think offers exceptional value.