This upmarket pub chain runs 15 venues, including The Botanist, famed for its herb-based cocktails, and The Smuggler’s Cove, a pirate-themed bar in Liverpool boasting more than 150 types of rum. NWTC was founded in 2011 by the late Tim Bacon and Jeremy Roberts, 54, as part of the restaurant group Living Ventures. It was spun out in 2013, backed by private-equity firms LDC and Hill Capital Partners, and changed ownership again in June this year, when Graphite Capital acquired the company for £50m. Chief executive Chris Hill, 36, heads the group. Sales rose to £30.2m this year.

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Company details
CompanyNew World Trading Company
ActivityPub and restaurant operator
Annual sales rise over 3 years88.97%
Latest sales £000s30,186

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