This London company manages more than £65m of fine wine investments for 2,000 clients in 71 countries, providing online tools and guides to help collectors track the value of their investments. It was set up in 2007 by former investment banker Phil Gearing, 61, and son Tom, 30, who was a runner-up on the TV show The Apprentice. It opened its first overseas office in Hong Kong in 2016, followed by Shanghai last year, helping international sales to hit £16.3m in 2017.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank39
CompanyCult Wines
ActivityWine merchant
LocationWest London
2-yr av intl sales growth pa81.99%
International sales £000s16,347
Total sales £000s33,706
Staff22
Founded2007
Websitewww.wineinvestment.com

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