John Frazier - Chairman
The eponymous founder of Frazier's Wine Merchants, John originally qualified as a Chartered Surveyor with Grimleys, in Birmingham. Later he joined his father in Morris's Wine stores, becoming a director before founding Frazier's after the sale of Morris's to Vaux Brewers. John's hobbies include shooting, fishing and golf. His favourite wines are found in France, particularly Bordeaux, and especially a little Château called d'Yquem.
William Frazier - Managing Director
William joined Frazier’s shortly after school, and after gaining valuable experience in all areas of the business is now responsible for the website and business development. William's hobbies include poker and clay shooting. His favourite drinks usually found in his glass are likely to be Riesling from all over the world, white Burgundy, red Bordeaux, vintage Champagne and a cold fresh cider after a hard day's tasting.
Steven Jay - Operations Director
Steve joined Morris's in 1987, after working in the public house industry. He joined John Frazier when Morris's were sold to Vaux brewery and has since helped build Frazier’s to where they are today.
He is passionate about the wine trade and likes nothing more than going to trade tastings to find new and unusual wines to add to the Frazier's portfolio. He is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company, and likes to test his creativity by designing various styles of wine lists for our trade customers and regularly holds tastings and talks on various wines from around the globe. He enjoys a nice glass of Rioja or on a summers day a nice light Provence Rosé, alternatively Estrella Inedit is his chosen tipple when out on the town, so if you’re in Warwick and see him about send a pint over! When given the chance he loves nothing more than going out for a good curry and with so many great Indian restaurants in his proximity he regularly has the opportunity to indulge in this passion.
His interests include Clay Pigeon shooting, Cricket, Rugby, Golf and Football - although he has little time to indulge in his passions as his young son keeps him occupied! For his sins he is a Birmingham City supporter…… therefore he is used to the challenges life throws at him!
Edward Whitehill - Sales
Edward joined Frazier’s after leaving university and has now been with the company nearly 20 years. His thirst for knowledge has not stopped and he has recently successfully completed his Level 3 WSET examination making him our most qualified member of staff. He is responsible for new business, day to day sales and account management while managing our on-line enquiries and website. When not with his family he likes sea fishing, golf and the occasional Triathlon. His favourite wines are quality Chablis and aged Riojas.
Tom Finneran - Sales
Tom’s whole career has been in Wines and spirits working for the major national companies and larger independents in the Midlands. “Wine is not just a job” it’s a passion. The future of quality wine is with food. Tom is also a big sports fan.
Lee Phillips - Cellar Manager
Lee joined Frazier’s in March 2015. In the short time that he has been with the company, he has transformed the cellar and the team he line manages. Lee is responsible for the arrival and binning of wines in the cellar along with the picking and distribution of customer and online orders. To date lee has successfully completed his level 1 W.E.S.T. examination.
Lee enjoys cycling, going to the gym and reading a good book, he also enjoys a nice chilled glass of anything sparkling or fruity…. Or both !!!
Nigel Merrick - Customer Services
Nigel joined Frazier’s in October 2012 having previously worked in Financial Services, HR, Resourcing and Learning. Motivated by an interest in developing more knowledge about the world of wine he started initially as Manager of their Lapworth Store and is now based in Customer Services at the company’s office looking after both trade and retail customers and updating the website. Nigel has completed his WSET Level 1 qualification and will be looking to complete further qualifications in the near future. Very passionate about football and now being past his prime enjoys cycling, walking and generally keeping fit. Being a passionate Liverpool fan, The Reds are naturally his favourite tipple, particularly good French reds as well as Malbec and Rioja.