This London company manages more than £55m of fine wine investments for 1,700 clients in 69 countries. It also provides online tools and guides to help collectors assess the value of their investments and maximise them. It was set up by former investment banker Phil Gearing, 60, and son Tom, 29, who was a runner-up on The Apprentice television programme in 2012. Last year it opened a base in Hong Kong, its first overseas office, helping sales hit £34.2m in 2017, its 10th anniversary. It plans to launch Cult Wines China next year.

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Company details
CompanyCult Wines
ActivityWine merchant
LocationSouthwest London
Annual sales rise over 3 years69.52%
Latest sales £000s*34,157

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