Lambrini is still the best-selling product in Halewood Wines and Spiprits’s range, with 40m bottles of the pear-based beverage sold each year. The Merseyside company also produces Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer, and distributes Chinese beer Tsingtao and Lamb’s Navy Rum. The firm was founded in 1978 by John Halewood, who died last year; his wife Judy now chairs the board.

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Company details
Year2012
Rank125
CompanyHalewood Wines and Spirits
ActivityAlcoholic drinks maker
LocationLiverpool
Sales £m*†274.7
Operating profit £m*†16.1
Main shareholders

Halewood family (100%)

Staff986
Founded1978
Websitewww.halewood-int.com

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda