Manchester’s LWC distributes beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, including own-brand products Bangla beer and Old J Spiced rum. Led by founder and chairman Robin Gray, 66, it carries 6,700 lines of stock, supplies 7,500 trade clients and offers delivery seven days a week. In 2016, the firm invested £9m to develop sites in Leyland, Northampton and Wiltshire.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank106
CompanyLWC
ActivityDrinks distributor
LocationManchester
Sales £m215.3
Operating profit £m10.3
Main shareholdersRobin Gray (88%), Ebrahim Mukadam (12%)
Staff669
Founded1978
Websitewww.lwc-drinks.co.uk

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