About us

Island Ales was founded in 1993 by Tom Minshull.  Since that time we have established ourselves as the Islands’ leading drinks distributor.  After Tom’s retirement as Managing Director, the position was passed on to Tom’s son, Steve, with Tom’s son-in-law, Chris Mousley managing the sales team.  Steve’s son, Oliver joined the company in 2010, bringing the company in to its third generation of the family business.

In 2010 we founded The Island Brewery.  This expansion meant we could take our extensive knowledge of the drinks industry and already established distribution network to the business in order to offer our own first class product to our existing customer base and beyond.

We offer the most complete drinks wholesale supply on the Island and south coast and are constantly sourcing new products and innovative drinks in order for you to be able to stock the latest trends to compliment old favourites.

Tom Minshull

Tom Minshull

Founder & Director

Steve Minshull

Steve Minshull

Managing Director

Chris Mousley

Chris Mousley

Sales Director

Chris Batchelor

Chris Batchelor

Account Development Manager

Oliver Minshull

Oliver Minshull

Account Development Manager

Anna Mustchin

Anna Mustchin

PA to MD & Office Manager

Jeanette Minshull

Jeanette Minshull

Looking over us, still part of the team

Martin Milne

Martin Milne

Accounts Administrator

Jacqui Bowman

Jacqui Bowman

Brewery Accounts & Administration

Claire Bennett

Claire Bennett

Export Manager

Paul (Griff) Griffiths

Paul (Griff) Griffiths

Drayman

Rik Stevenson

Rik Stevenson

Drayman

Paul Jones

Paul Jones

Drayman

Dan (Gilly) Thorpe

Dan (Gilly) Thorpe

Drayman

Steven (Ned) Cornwell

Steven (Ned) Cornwell

Drayman

Today’s Group
(formerly National Drinks Distributors)

In 1987, the Today’s Group started out with an ambitious plan to create a major independent buying group for the benefit of both wholesalers and retailers.  Today’s Group is now the largest independent buying group of its kind in the UK with buying power exceeding £5.7bn and including the largest network of independent cash & carry wholesalers and delivered wholesalers in the UK.  We joined Today’s in order to be able to offer a wide selection of products at a more competitive price.

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