Richards Walford & Co

11 July, 2008

Hales Lodge, Pickworth, Stamford,

Lincs PE9 4DJ

T: 01780 460451 E: sales@r-w.co.uk

W: r-w.co.uk

Established: 1982

Turnover: £13 million

Brands: Champagne Le Mesnil, Jean Grivot, Société Huet (France), Porter Mill Station (South Africa), Neudorf Vineyards (New Zealand)

Off-trade split: 90%

Key personnel: Roy Richards, founder/director; Mark Walford, founder/director; Richard Kelley MW, sales director

Strong 2006 en primeur campaigns for Bordeaux and Burgundy helped Richards Walford to a successful

2007-8 . It has added

agencies, including Château de Cérons in Bordeaux, Domaine des Grécaux in Languedoc and De Morgenzon in South Africa. Andrew Higgs has been appointed sales manager for London and the south of England .




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