Selling 40m bottles a year, Lambrini perry is one of the jewels in the crown of Halewood Wines and Spirits’s product range. The group manufactures and distributes brands including Lamb’s Navy Rum, Tsingtao Chinese beer and Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer, as well as a range of alcopops including its Sidekick vodka-based drinks. Claiming to export more than 500,000 cases of its products to 40 countries worldwide, it has operations bases in China, Romania and South Africa. Founded by chairman and chief executive John Halewood in 1978, the Merseyside company achieved sales of £226.7m.

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Company details
Year2009
Rank148
CompanyHalewood Wines and Spirits
ActivityAlcoholic drinks maker
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m226.7
Operating profit £m2.3
Main shareholders

John Halewood and family (100%)

Staff1,285
Founded1978
Websitewww.halewood-int.com

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