Manchester’s LWC distributes beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, including own-brand products Agnes Arber gin and Old J spiced rum. Led by the founder and chairman Robin Gray, 67, it offers delivery of 7,000 lines to 7,000 trade clients, seven days a week. It acquired Northamptonshire-based Middleton Wholesale in 2016, which was relocated in February this year after £3m investment in a new depot.

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Company details
Year2018
Rank102
CompanyLWC
ActivityDrinks distributor
LocationManchester
Sales £m247.7
Operating profit £m10.4
Main shareholdersRobin Gray (77%), Ebrahim Mukadam (12%), John Edward Trust (11%)
Staff724
Founded1978
Websitewww.lwc-drinks.co.uk

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