This London firm manages wine investments for more than 1,700 clients in 60 countries. It was set up in 2007 by Phil Gearing, 59, and his son Tom, 29, a runner-up on The Apprentice TV programme in 2012. Strong sales in southeast Asia helped gross international sales hit £6m in 2016. It opened a base in Hong Kong last June to capitalise on the rising demand for fine wine in China.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank42
CompanyCult Wines
ActivityWine merchant
LocationSouthwest London
2 yr av intl sales growth % pa60.37%
International sales £000s*5,951
Total sales £000s*20,409
Staff21
Founded2007
Websitewww.wineinvestment.com

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