Top spot in Harpers' 50 Top Drinks Wholesalers 2022

We are delighted to be awarded first place in Harpers' 50 Top UK Drinks Wholesalers 2022 list, published today. The latest edition is the first since 2019, following "the hiatus of the pandemic years".

Harpers commented: "Liberty has crowned our 50 Top wholesaler list before and for good reason, being widely recognised as a smart, well-run operation, with the people, professionalism and, of course, portfolio to back this up. Founder David Gleave MW may have now passed the MD baton to Tom Platt, while becoming chair, but it’s been a smooth transition, long in the planning..."

They continued: "Liberty’s “quality-led approach”, backed by a strong emphasis on great service, is also underpinned by great sustainability credentials, with the company achieving carbon neutral plus status in 2021. Big, clearly, can be beautiful, and quality of list and service can win through."

Celebrating "the most go-ahead, innovative, successful and popular operators in this influential market", the annual 50 Top Drinks Wholesalers list is determined by a panel of judges, whittled down from a Harpers readership-nominated longlist then assessed on their "company ethos, service, portfolio, training and social and environmental aspects of sustainability...along with innovation and investment in all shapes and forms."

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