Manchester’s LWC distributes drinks, including beer, wine, spirits and soft drinks, including its own brand products such as Bangla Beer and Old J Spiced Rum. Led by founder and chairman Robin Gray, 64, it carries 4,800 lines of stock, supplies 6,000 trade clients and offers delivery seven days a week.

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Company details
Year2015
Rank195
CompanyLWC
ActivityDrinks distributor
LocationManchester
Sales £m171.4
Operating profit £m8.5
Main shareholdersRobin Gray (88%), Ebrahim Mukadam (12%)
Staff524
Founded1978
Websitewww.lwc-drinks.co.uk

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