Fine wine specialists Cru Wine has been named one of the UK’s fastest-growing, founder-led private companies in the inaugural FEBE Growth 100 list.
Backed by former BBC Dragons Sarah Willingham and Jenny Campbell, the FEBE Growth 100 ranks UK-based privately-owned businesses by compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in sales over the past two financial years and recognises founders who have led, and continue to drive their businesses, to deliver significant sales revenue and consistent profit.
Placed 51st overall with an CAGR of 64.91%, Cru Wine were the only fine wine brand to feature in the list and were amongst a small number with less than 20 employees. Other brands recognised included Huel, Gousto and Bloom & Wild.
Gregory Swartberg, founder and CEO said: “I am extremely proud of this incredible recognition of the business we have built over the past decade.”
“It is a fantastic achievement to be listed alongside some huge British brands and business owners and is a testament to all the hard work our team have put in despite the difficulties we have faced during the pandemic.”
To be considered for the FEBE Growth 100, businesses must be UK registered, independent, unquoted, and an ultimate parent company, meeting the following criteria:
- Sales between £3m and £200m
- Trading for at least three years
- An operating profit in the latest financial year
- Founder(s) must still be involved
You can view the full 2022 FEBE Growth 100 list here.