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LWC distributes 4,820 different beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks, including own brands such as Old J Spiced Rum, VHF and Bangla Beer alongside wines and craft beers. Operating from new headquarters in Manchester, the wholesaler has 5,000 customers, including supermarkets, pubs, bars and restaurants. Led by founder and chairman Robin Gray, 62, profits rose to £4.3m in 2012. Following the close of research LWC reported that profits rose 14% to £5m in 2013.

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Company details
Year2014
Rank41
CompanyLWC
ActivityDrinks distributor
LocationManchester
Annual profit growth59.76%
Latest profits £000s4,336
Latest sales £000s126,191
Staff393
Founded1978
Websitewww.lwc-drinks.co.uk

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