Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant began in 1698 on St James’s Street, London, where it is still based. Today, the firm sells a range of more than 4,000 wines and spirits through its website, with shops in London and Basingstoke, and offices in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. The group’s turnaround is being led by chief executive Dan Jago, 56, in collaboration with chairman Simon Berry, 59, and the family and executive boards. The business is still owned by the Berry and Rudd families. Sales include purchases of wine still in the barrel.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank149
CompanyBerry Bros. & Rudd
ActivityWine and spirit merchant
LocationCentral London
Sales £m*170.5
Operating profit £m*6.3
Main shareholdersRudd & Berry families (100%)
Staff352
Founded1698
Websitewww.bbr.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda