About Us

As an independent family business we strive to provide a bespoke service to our customers large and small, never failing to provide a personal, attentive service. Out sourcing many of our support functions we endeavour to control our operating cost to ensure our commercial pricing is the most competitive available, without compromising the quality of our wines.

The Founder

Peter's career in the drinks industry started in 1976 when he joined the Grand Metropolitan Hotels Group. Starting in Sales and Marketing, this is where he learned to ply his trade for 19 years.

Since founding International Wine Shippers Ltd in 2001, Peter has continued to apply those early lessons he learned with Grand Met to source and supply the very best quality product at commercially sensitive and attractive prices, in order to ensure the very best quality to price ratio available for the consumer. Getting this formula right provides International Wine Shippers customers and distributors with a powerful product franchise enabling them to compete commercially with their competitors whilst providing quality wines which they can be proud to put their name to.

Peter Hovington
Founder & Managing Director

The Next Generation

First-born James joined the company in 2006, initially working on the design team, helping to launch several successful private labels that remain in the portfolio today. Presently, James still maintains a watchful eye on the design team whilst overseeing the day to day running of the business and holding the position of Marketing Director.

James Hovington
Marketing Director

The Next Generation

Dominic joined the business in 2013.

Dominic Hovington
Brand Development Manager