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
Email: steve.bishop@elitefinewines.com
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
Email: nick.green@elitefinewines.com
Nick joined Elite Fine Wines ltd in 2013 as an investment director. Having previously traded fine wine and being an avid wine collector, his knowledge and confidence provided him with the right tools to become an integral part of the team quite rapidly. Nick also has a history of asset management and a brief spell in the city trading CFd's. With qualifications in business and fine wine he naturally began to develop as a more senior figure in the company, and in 2016 he became managing partner. Day to day, nick overseas purchases, operations and heads up the companies global strategies. Outside the office Nick can be found spending time with his wife and children. He is also a huge football fan who supports West Ham United.

Thomas Johnson

Senior Portfolio Manager
Email: thomasjohnson@elitefinewines.com
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.

Daniel Gurr

Senior Portfolio Manager
Email: daniel.gurr@elitefinewines.com
Dan joined Elite in 2015 after transferring from a wine merchant in Australia over to the UK. His knowledge on wine and financial markets has seen him become very popular with clients and now manages some of the companies biggest accounts. He has a passion not only to develop as an individual but also to pass that knowledge down to his colleagues. Due to this he has been instrumental in the accelerated growth of Elite over the past few years and played a key role in the development of some of our more junior team members. Outside of work Daniel spends time with his partner with whom he moved to London with. He loves fashion and can be found in some of London hot spots in his spare time.

Brandon Gallagher

Senior Portfolio Manager
Email: brandon.gallagher@elitefinewines.com
Brandon has risen through the ranks of Elite rapidly. His winning attitude and all round hard work has seen him inhale knowledge and exhale success. With a background in the corporate finance sector he has the ability to anticipate market trends which has added a huge amount of value to our organisation. Outside of the business environment he likes to travel and spend time with his family. In his spare time he also contributes to local charities which have a special place in his heart.

Ricky Upadhyay

Senior Portfolio Manager
Email: ricky.upadhyay@elitefinewines.com
Ricky Joined Elite in 2017 having been in the industry for over 10 years. He has developed an unparalleled knowledge of the market. He is partial to drinking the odd glass himself and is now well versed on the different selections the wine world has to offer, making him well equipped in providing growth and a visionary for our new clients. His background has seen him gain 12 A*s and working his way up to architectural at degree level. Outside of the office Ricky can be found with his wife and daughter.

Sky Sharp

Administration Manager
Email: enquiries@elitefinewines.com
Sky joined Elite in 2017. Due to her hard work and willingness to learn she has became a pivotal part of the team quickly. On a daily basis Sky oversees logistics and operations and manages administrative staff. After attending a work event she loved the taste of Fine Wine and has now started her WSET level 1 and has also started her own personal wine collection. In her spare time she can be found in the gym or spending quality time with her family.

Maisey Keller

Administration
Email: enquiries@elitefinewines.com
Maisey joined Elite in 2017 straight from East Surrey College where she successfully passed all her qualifications. Our youngest team member, Maisey, has developed a keen taste for wine and is eager to pass her WSET courses soon. Being part of logistics has seen her ensure a high standard of work and has an all round great attitude. Outside the office she can be found in clubs performing as a singer. As talented as she is we hope to see her on x-factor one day.