Hammonds of Knutsford founder and chairman has died

10 November, 2015

Tony Hammond, the founder and chairman of independent wine and spirit merchant Hammonds of Knutsford, has died at the age of 79.

He had been in the hospitality sector for 55 years and was best known for his fondness for an afternoon glass of Champagne while conversing with the staff – sometimes about work or sometimes about just what was going on.

The company remains in family hands with son Jonathan, the current managing director.





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