Business networking is often done over a beverage or two, so what better way to provide a corporate delight than in the form of a luxury wine tour in France this spring.
When stalling high street retailer Majestic Wine decided to take the plunge with the acquisition of an online brand in 2015, the market wasn’t exactly sure how it would all turn out. Naked Wines MD Eamon FitzGerald took Real Business through year one.
It’s the fantasy of hundreds of thousands of Britons – to leave these cold and rainy climes and the drudgery of the corporate world to live good life in the south of France.
German discount supermarket business Aldi is to start selling wine online – buoyed by cheerier sales.
The number of English vineyards could double over the next five years, as investment and demand grows.
English wine and drinks producer Chapel Down has hired Mark Harvey as the company’s new managing director, wines, as it looks to build on a year which saw it set a record for the largest crowdfunding deal.
Off-Piste Wines owners Ant Fairbank and Paul Letheren said they’d rather meet over “a glass of Belmont or The Garden Route” than describe Off-Piste Wines over the internet, but such has been the growth of the business that they’ve had to up their online creds to facilitate the demand.
Greencroft celebrated ten years in 2013 and the bottling facility shows no signs of slowing down – making into 2015’s Hot 100 with a compound growth rate of 30.38 per cent.
The company first started in 1980 from the confines of the Cleary family’s front room. It imported and sold wines from Europe to businesses in the north of England, but this soon grew to importing wines from all over the world and it now specialise in "new world" wines.
Business leaders in the SME space are a vital ingredient in creating a strong and diverse economy for generations to come. As such, Real Business has canvassed opinion on what a number would like to see from a future government.
The founder of Naked Wines has been appointed CEO of Majestic Wine after the former was purchased in a deal worth up to £70m.
Steve Lewis is resigning from his post as CEO of Majestic Wine and will be replaced temporarily by the company’s finance director as a search for a new head is undertaken.