Established in 1979, LWC has grown from a small start up to the "fastest growing privately owned drinks company in the UK". Our Headquarters With over 7,000 different product lines and over 6,000 on trade customers, LWC provides the broadest range and greatest service available in the UK drinks industry. We provide fantastic support services which enables our customers to not only maximize their sales, but also provide their customers with a higher quality experience. This is possible due to our team of 80 dedicated account managers, who can advise you on how to maximize your business potential whilst also eradicating any issues you may face.
Manchester, GB
Size (employees)
225 (est)
LWC Drinks was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Manchester, GB
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LWC Drinks Office Locations

LWC Drinks has an office in Manchester, Dubmire Industrial Estate, Stockton-on-Tees, Leyland and in 8 other locations
Manchester, GB (HQ)
3 Stainburn Rd
Dubmire Industrial Estate, GB
Mulberry Way
Heathfield, GB
King Charles Business Park Old Newton Rd
Herefordshire, GB
Southern Ave
Leeds, GB
11 Pontefract Ln
Leyland, GB
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LWC Drinks Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

Founding Date


LWC Drinks Financials

LWC Drinks's revenue was reported to be £247.67 m in FY, 2017

Revenue (FY, 2017)

247.7 m

Gross profit (FY, 2017)

44.9 m

Gross profit margin (FY, 2017), %


Net income (FY, 2017)

8.2 m

EBITDA (FY, 2017)

12.6 m

EBIT (FY, 2017)

10.4 m

Cash (3-Mar-2018)

3.1 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017


77.9 m88.9 m99 m108.5 m126.2 m156.7 m171.4 m185 m215.3 m247.7 m

Revenue growth, %


Cost of goods sold

64.3 m73.9 m82.3 m89.5 m104.7 m130.4 m140.1 m150.5 m175.5 m202.7 m

Gross profit

13.6 m15 m16.7 m19 m21.5 m26.2 m31.4 m34.5 m39.8 m44.9 m
GBPFY, 2008FY, 2009FY, 2010FY, 2011FY, 2012FY, 2013FY, 2014FY, 2015FY, 2016FY, 2017

Net Income

(65.2 k)693.3 k1.5 m2.2 m2.3 m3.1 m6.1 m6.7 m5.9 m8.2 m

Cash From Operating Activities

1.1 m710.5 k2.5 m1.7 m10.9 m4.1 m9.4 m9.9 m6.1 m12 m

Dividends Paid

20 k20 k20 k20 k10 k15 k

Cash From Financing Activities

1.3 m(1 m)(560.5 k)(1.1 m)2 m651.9 k(518.1 k)(2.5 m)(2.3 m)1.1 m
GBPY, 2017


1.4 m

Financial Leverage

1.8 x
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