Supplier of wine to the royal family since the reign of George III, Berry’s customers have included Pitt the Younger, Lord Byron and the Aga Khan. Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant began in 1698 on St James’s Street, London, where it is still based. The Berry and Rudd families continue to own and manage the company with Simon Berry as chairman. The firm sells more than 3,000 wines and spirits via the internet and its shops in Dublin, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Japan. Sales reached £293.3m in 2010.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank74
CompanyBerry Bros & Rudd
ActivityWine and spirit merchant
LocationCentral London
Sales £m293.3
Operating profit £m7.5
Main shareholdersJohn Rudd and family (100%)
Staff350
Founded1698
Websitewww.bbr.com

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