Our Team

GILES
Giles Collighan
Finance Director
Giles Collighan is a meticulous company director. After a naval career spanning 3 decades, he took a franchise with ERA. This was where he cut his teeth in the world of business, setting him up well to take on the responsibilities of running the finance and compliance side of The Portsmouth Distillery.

Giles has an innate ability to see the wood from the trees and find a way through most problems which present themselves. He is a keen follower of most sports, and as a father of four this interest is indulged regularly through cricket with one son and his two daughters playing top class football.
VINCE
Vince Noyce
Operations Director
Vince Noyce is a Distiller, passionate about his craft. After a naval career spanning 3 decades, he enjoyed a 5-year spell with Geest Line working in Port/Vessel Operations in the Caribbean, Europe and the UK.

It was whilst in the Caribbean he started a business with Giles Collighan selling premium Rum, this was the prequel to The Portsmouth Distillery which they now run. Vince is very creative and very much enjoys all aspects of taking products from concept through development on to market.
DICH
Dich Oatley
Sales Director
Dich has spent many years in the wine and spirits industry working for specialist importers and in interactive corporate events. Loves a microphone!

He bumped into Vince and Giles by chance at the Portsmouth Seafood Festival in 2017, got talking all things Rum, and that was pretty much that.
JOSH
Joshua Collighan
Distillery Assistant
Josh has been with us from the start, helping with the initial refurb of the casemates.  He is now our Distillery Assistant, dealing with all aspects of our distilling, bottling and packaging operations and working hard towards his formal Institute of Brewers and Distillers (IBD) qualifications.

You'll also catch him on our tours guiding you through the tastings of our gorgeous spirits - an area he is a particular expert in ....
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Jackie Chesterton
Events & Tours Manager
Jackie is a fantastic event and tour host - and always beaming! She is the point of contact for any private events you would like to hold at the distillery whether it be a wedding reception, birthday party, corporate event or a bespoke tour.

A keen runner, she glides around the distillery at a pace!
KIM
Kim Smith
Sales Manager
Having worked in the licensed industry for most of her sales career, Kim is a very valued member of the Portsmouth Distillery Team. Joining Dich, working on all things sales she says:

"I love the passion from the people I meet & the stories behind their business. When I saw an opportunity at The Portsmouth Distillery I had no hesitation in becoming part of their team. It is a great place to work - an amazing brand, with all the history of Portsmouth that comes with it."