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This Liverpool-based family owned business has focused on distilling, brewing and distribution to create a portfolio of artisanal spirits and craft beers. Its premium gin brand Whitley Neill has led rapid growth and, since completing its Welsh malt whisky distillery, Aber Falls, the firm recently announced plans to build a new Scottish malt whisky distillery in Edinburgh. The company also owns the City of London Distillery, Liverpool Gin, Hawkshead Brewery and Sadler’s Brewery. Its chief executive is Stewart Hainsworth, 49.

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Company details
CompanyHalewood Wines and Spirits
ActivityAlcoholic drinks maker
Sales £m†212.6
Operating profit £m†5.5
Main shareholdersHalewood family (65%), others (35%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda