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Manchester-headquartered LWC distributes beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, including its own-brand Agnes Arber gin and Old J spiced rum, from 14 distribution sites. With lockdown severely affecting the business, 10% of staff were made redundant in March and it started selling directly to consumers, before trade sales resumed in July. It is led by founder and chairman Robin Gray, 69, and chief executive Ebrahim Mukadam, 63.

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Company details
Year2020
Rank43
CompanyLWC Drinks
ActivityDrinks distributor
LocationManchester
Sales £m346.5
Operating profit £m15.2
Main shareholdersRobin Gray (88%), Ebrahim Mukadam (12%)
Staff992
Founded1978
Websitewww.lwc-drinks.co.uk

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