Being a member of a large family often leaves some children behind and sadly overlooked. To be noticed it is often necessary to make your own noise. Being one of nine children did not stop Stephen Williams from getting noticed. He took his drive and passion and used it to become one of the most successful rare and fine wine dealers in Europe. The name of his prestigious and exclusive company is the Antique Wine Company.
Founded in 1982 by Stephen Williams, The Antique Wine Company is one of the world’s largest dealers in rare and fine wines. Stephen began his career as an insurance salesman but quickly realized that insurance sales was not his calling. He wanted to provide the people with a product that they enjoy and for which they would come back. “I wanted to sell something that people would buy again and again and get a great deal of pleasure out of buying,” he said. “Nobody ever called me to buy another insurance policy.” This led him to his career and love of dealing with fine and rare wines.
As a youngster, Williams had to grow up fast in a broken home. His parents separated when he was a boy of ten. Living with his mother proved to be a struggle in his single parent upbringing on a part-time income.
Steven Williams is truly a shining example of how dreams can be achieved regardless of meager beginnings. From his humble beginnings to a company that is projected to earn over £20m this year, he has come a long way. He has built his esteemed and respected business The Antique Wine Company to employ 15 people. This team of wine experts oversee the collection of a great number of vintage and rare wines, some of which are over 150 years old. His business has set records in the sales of different vintage wines and collections.
Wine connoisseurs and rare vintage lovers alike are thrilled when Stephen Williams offers them the opportunity to own a piece of his extensive collection of wines. His extensive collection at the Antique Wine Company will have collectors and admirers heads spinning from the sheer awesomeness of this prestigious collection that Stephen has created.