Angela Speight – Peter’s Wife

I have always had a love for alcohol- especially gin, so the idea of creating our own gin was one I was very enthusiastic about. I owned a sandwich bar and cafe for 18 years, which was also a family business with my sisters’ and mum also working there. I love holidaying around England and staying in my apartment at Scarborough. I also love yoga and walking my dogs. My favourite drink is a traditional gin and tonic- Speight’s Signature, which for me is perfect with an elderflower tonic.

Peter Speight – Head of the Speight family

My background is security and risk management, which I have a doctorate in. I decided that it was time to do something different and after going on a ‘gin experience’ it ignited a passion and I have never looked back. Every step has been a learning curve and still is; I’m sure the business will keep us busy for many years to come. I love rugby and sport and rap music – our dog is named after Snoop dog! You can normally find me with a single malt whiskey but when I drink a gin I do like a Speight’s Huckleberry with Mediterranean tonic.

Victoria Shepherd – Peter and Angela’s Daughter

I met and married Daniel Shepherd- our Head Distiller in 2018. I qualified as a teacher in 2007 and have worked full time in school until I became a full time mum to Ophelia in 2019. I now work in and amongst the gin business and love working on the creative side of the gin, so I am mainly involved in design and development of the brand. I love walking my dog, fine dining and also drinking gin! My favourite Speight’s gin is rhubarb paired with the Mediterranean tonic and a slice of lime – YUM!

Daniel Shepherd – Head Distiller and son- in-law

You would normally find me out in the garden distillery, perfecting new flavours and producing small batches of our existing range of gins’ on our copper still ‘Barbara’. My background is a carpenter, which has resulted in me been involved in some important builds in the UK over the years, but I have always had a fascination for chemistry, which comes in handy when experimenting with new flavours. Victoria and I started a new chapter in our lives last year with the arrival of our daughter Ophelia, hopefully one day she will carry on the family business. My favourite drink is my original creation- Speight’s Signature gin.


You might find me in the Speight’s garden taking pictures of our gins amongst the flowers. I’m in charge of the social media, taking fancy pictures and shouting about our amazing gin. My day to day job is within the NHS as an Occupational Therapist. In my free time I enjoy music, photography, film and going for a run! My favourite drink is the award winning- Speight’s Rhubarb gin with a ginger ale.

Simon Speight – Peter and Angela’s son

I have a job in sales but help the family in the business on a weekend at events. I love watching TV, fine dining and walking my two dogs Dolly & Teddy. I’m not really a big drinker as I am from a rugby background, so my weekends were mainly spent training and playing, but when I attend a party I am partial to the Speight’s fruit gins’ with lemonade.