In a little over 30 years, what is now Halewood International Holdings PLC has grown from a start-up company to become the UK’s largest independent drinks manufacturer and distributor, with a turnover in excess of £270 million and employing more than 1,000 people worldwide.
The business was founded in 1978 by the late John Halewood, whose entrepreneurial vision drove the business continually forward, and whose family are continuing in that tradition.
The Halewood International portfolio covers both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. Within alcoholic drinks the company produces a range that encompasses all the major categories, including Spirits, Beer, Wine, Cider, Ready-to-Drink and Fortified Wine.
The underlying philosophy of the business has always been one of ‘Creative Independence’.
Not only has the Halewood International Group become a leading force in UK drinks production, distribution and innovation but it also has strategic strengths internationally, especially in Romania, South Africa, and China. With partnerships developing internationally and worldwide annual sales exceeding 20 million cases.