Hay Hampers and Lords Gifts announce partnership to become the UK’s gourmet food & fine wine gift anchor


Hay Hampers, one of the leading independent hamper companies in the UK, has signed a new agreement with Jonathan Lord, MD of Lords Wines & Hampers Ltd and proprietor of Lords Gifts website.

The new partnership will consolidate Hay Hampers’ 30 years of business in the speciality wine and hamper industry with Jonathan’s wine expertise and history of dealing with the corporate market, enabling both parties being to provide better choice, quality and service in the hamper gift industry, whilst generating new growth, efficiency and cost synergies.


partnership with Lords Gifts


The acquisition is expected to:

-          Delight customers with a wider portfolio of quality hamper gifts;

-          Create attractive product innovations with regard to the wine and hamper range;

-          Improve service with state of the art digital and delivery options to serve customers better in a rapidly evolving market place;

-          Create significant new business opportunities;

-          Present a broader market opportunity for the suppliers with growth prospects and increased brand exposure.


The acquisition is based on a number of affinities, which link Hay Hampers to Jonathan’s history. Both parties share a long experience in the wine and gifting markets, a first rate offer at competitive prices and a competent level of service.

Commenting on the announcement, Gabriele Da Re, Managing Director at Hay Hampers Ltd, said: “Hay Hampers has made significant progress in positioning our brand in the gourmet market niche and increasing our business for the last years. This new partnership with Jonathan Lord will further enhance Hay Hampers' growth prospects by creating the UK's gourmet food and fine wine gift anchor”.

Jonathan Lord, Managing Director of Lords Wines & Hampers Ltd, commented: ‘I am really happy to be joining Hay Hampers at this exciting time. Over the last few years, I have pushed the business as far as I can and this new move will enable me to offer my corporate clients in particular a broader range of products throughout the year, but especially at Christmas.’




Notes to Editors:

Hay Hampers Ltd. is a family-run gift hamper company started in 1984 with four guiding principles – authenticity, freshness, sharing and trust – which remain central to the brand’s success today. Their collection of gifts and hampers is a celebration of artisan and independent food and wine production from all over the world. Hay Hampers is considered one of the ten best hamper companies in the UK.

Lords Wines & Hampers Ltd. built its reputation on wine expertise, luxury hampers containing foods from independent UK producers passionate about quality, and a commitment to high standards of customer service.