Meet the Team

Our dedicated team work across portfolio management, stock purchasing, market analysis and digital marketing. We're extremely proud of the team we've assembled and are constantly striving to improve our customer service and our knowledge of the fine wine market.

Steve Bishop

Founder and Managing Director
Steve developed a keen interest in wine from a young age and can still remember falling in love with red wine at the tender age of 16 on a family holiday in Cannes. With an early career background in the finance sector, Steve finally took the plunge and decided to set up his own fine wine merchant back in 2012 with nothing more than a few cases of Bordeaux and a WSET Level 3 certification to his name. Since then Steve has managed to turn Elite into a successful business with over £1 million worth of stock and a global client base. Outside of the office Steve is a family man who loves nothing more than spending time with his two children and partner.

Nick Green

Managing Partner
Nick was hooked on wine ever since he was fortunate enough to try a sip of Mouton Rothschild 1982 during a work trip to Bordeaux. With a background in asset management and a natural way with words, Nick had a chance meeting with Steve back in 2012 and the rest is history as they say. As managing partner Nick's daily responsibilities include liaising with suppliers, working on global business development and recruiting new talent. Outside of the office Nick can be found looking in the mirror, singing to Justin Bieber or spending time with his wife and three children.

Thomas Johnson

Senior Portfolio Manager
Thomas joined Elite at the beginning of 2013 as one of our two senior portfolio managers after passing both of his level 1 and 2 WSET exams. With an unparalleled knowledge of the markets and experience in the wine industry spanning over 14 years, Thomas has proved himself to be an indispensable part of the team and a big hit with clients at our events. Outside of work Thomas enjoys cooking and sampling new restaurant openings around London as well as adding to his own personal fine wine collection.

William Howes

Junior Portfolio Manager
William joined the Elite team just 2 years ago as a junior analyst and has since risen up the ranks to become a junior portfolio manager. With a head for numbers and a growing knowledge of the fine wine market, William has cemented himself as an integral part our team and has played a crucial part in the success of our recent new business campaigns. Outside of the office you can find William helping out at his family florist in Kensington or binging through mixed martial arts highlight videos on Youtube.