2018’s Drinks Business Awards: profiling the recipients

On-trade Supplier of the Year

Winner

Liberty Wines

Liberty Wines stood out in this category for its investment in staff training, both internal and within the on-trade, industry-leading service performance and impressive results, with a 27% increase in turnover year on year and a 12.4% increase in gross margin. Our judges praised Liberty’s insightful on-trade report, its bespoke staff training programmes for sommeliers and bar staff, and its carbon neutral status.

Special commendation

Speciality Drinks

Speciality Drinks was commended for its strong sales growth, restless innovation, dedication to education and its focus on putting people first. The company grew its on-trade sales by 25% last year in a challenging landscape by developing an even more bespoke approach for its accounts, inspiring creativity across the trade and investing both in new and existing staff.

Shortlist

Bancroft Wines
House of Townend
Liberty Wines
Speciality Drinks

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