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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
ActivityDrinks distributor
Annual profit growth59.76%
Latest profits £000s4,336
Latest sales £000s126,191

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* supplied by company † annualised figure ‡ profits = ebitda