Selling 40m bottles a year, Lambrini 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. Claiming to export more than 500,000 cases of its products to 40 countries worldwide, the business has operations in Romania, South Africa and China. Founded by chairman and chief executive John Halewood in 1978, the Merseyside company achieved sales of
£245.6m in 2009.

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Company details
Year2010
Rank120
CompanyHalewood Wines and Spirits
ActivityAlcoholic drinks maker
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m245.6
Operating profit £m7.7
Main shareholders

John Halewood and family (100%)

Staff1,193
Founded1978
Websitewww.halewood-int.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda