This family-run business has been based on St James’s Street, London, since it was founded as a grocery store in 1698. Its customers have included Pitt the Younger and Lord Byron, and it has supplied wine to the Royal family since the reign of George III. With more than 3,000 wines, the company reaches customers abroad via the internet and its shops in Dublin, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan. It also provides wine investment services, bonded storage and cellar planning. Simon Berry chairs the company, and sales reached £288.8m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank90
CompanyBerry Bros & Rudd
ActivityWine and spirit merchant
LocationCentral London
Sales £m288.8
Operating profit £m6
Main shareholdersJohn Rudd and family
Staff368
Founded1698
Websitewww.bbr.com

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