Guy Trench is again back for the eleventh edition of the BBC show Money for Nothing in 2021. The show first aired in 2015. Over the years, the show has had three hosts; Sarah Moore, Jacqui Joseph, and JJ Chalmers. And, Guy is the artisan of the show.
While he has been interviewed often, his life as a family man always attracted his fans. So, this Guy Trench Wikipedia brings you information on his wife, two daughters, and his grandchildren. So, tag along this article to learn more about him.
Guy Trench Antiques By Design
Guy Trench founded Antiques By Design in January 2001. He operated the company under the motto “Reclaim, Recycle, Reuse.” According to The Design Sheppard, Antiques By Design is an innovative company that uses a combination of antiques, reclaimed items, and old materials to create beautiful and unique interior and exterior pieces.
Along with reclaiming and redesigning, he also hand-crafted luxury lamps and chandeliers of all sizes.
Guy inherited the love of antiques from his grandmother. His grandmother worked as an antique dealer and growing up she also took him to antique fairs in Sussex. This helped instill the love and appreciation for antiques from a very young age.
As for Antique by Design, Guy began dealing in straight-up antiques, but as he had always worked with his hands. Then, he started giving his antiques quirky twists by adapting them into new household pieces. Guy presented his items at his first antique fair in the Grand Design fair in London. He sold almost everything so he discovered his niche.
The collector discovered all of his collectibles in antique fairs, scrap yards, boot fairs, auctions, and skips and he ended up building a business out of it.
Speaking about the process that goes into what he created, the creativity is just in his head and comes out once he glares at the antiques. Besides selling his collection, he also provided a bespoke service and accepted commissions.
Guy Trench Age
Guy Trench was born on 15 July 1955. He turned 66 years old in July of 2021.
Guy Trench Wife
Guy Trench is married to his wife Sarah A Chenevix-Trench (maiden name Speakman) in 1982. The couple has been happily married ever since. Besides being the mother of his two daughters, Sarah also worked as an interior designer.
Daughter of John Speakman, Sarah hails from Maldon, Essex, and later lived in Woodham Mortimer. For her college education, she attended Felixstowe College. She founded Sarah Chenevix-Trench Ltd in 1982 and has been running the interior designing company for nearly 40 years.
Speaking of their daughters, Olivia Kate Chenevix-Trench was born in 1985. After her wedding, she became Olivia Dowling. Whereas, her other daughter Poppy Chenevix-Trench, born in 1987, married in 2016 and became Poppy Stothert.
Guy and his wife Sarah are grandparents to four kids, 2 boys and two girls. They welcomed their youngest grandchild Digby on 7 May 2021.
How Much Is Guy Trench Worth?
Guy Trench ended up building a net worth of over £10 million.
Before delving himself into the antique business, Guy (then age 19) had a job as a North Sea diver for nine years welding pipelines up to 600ft under the sea.
Speaking about the job, Guy shared, “Four of you live in the tiniest of decompression chambers, working 12 to 15 hours a day. When you’re at the bottom of the North Sea, you don’t necessarily have everything you want; you’ve got to cobble stuff together. So I’ve always been quite a good cobbler, getting things together and making something of it.”
After that, Guy ran a windsurfing and water sports business in Essex for 17 years before he sold it. He promised his customers his money back if they couldn’t windsurf after a day’s tuition. During the 17 years, he taught the water sport to nearly 25000 people.
The company’s turnover was more than £1 million a year.
Then, Guy worked in corporate sponsorship and team building days sailing. But, he saw the downside of being an employee. He worked for the company for three years.
After that, Guy jumped into the antique business which earned him fame and fortune, which he also credited his wife for the inspiration.
Talking about his TV appearances, Guy is best known for Celebrity Money for Nothing (2017) and Money for Nothing (2016-2021).
Not only that, but Guy was also hiring people (antique restorations) and paid £20,000 to £35,000, and more if he/she was talented.
How Tall Is Guy Trench?
Guy Trench stands tall to the height of around 5 feet 10 inches.
Where Is Guy Trench From?
Born to Keith Everard George Chenevix-Trench and Bridget O’Brien Guy, Trench hailed from his hometown of South East of England. He ended up staying in the same place and created a studio but his career, over the years, took him to various places.
Is Guy Trench On Instagram?
Yes, Guy Trench is on Instagram where he goes by the name @antiques_by_design. He is also on Facebook as well as Twitter.