HT Drinks ranked among top wholesalers

Unitas member listed within top five of Britain’s best drinks businesses

HT Drinks was in esteemed company in Harpers’ Top 50 Wholesalers list as the Unitas member ranked fifth among tough competition.

The business, which has sites across the UK, made the top five alongside the likes of Liberty Wines and Speciality Drinks in the table that cast an eye on the best drinks wholesalers in the country.

Speciality wine business Boutinot took top spot in the list, which judged entrants on company ethos, investment, services offered, evolution of portfolio, added value, sustainability, along with turnover, shape and size – creating a more level playing field for businesses of all sizes.

“The recognition is a great achievement for HT Group, recognising the achievements we’ve made with the support of supply partners over the past 12 months,” said Director Sanjay Thakrar.

“In particular, our on-trade arm Champers has gone from strength to strength, delivering significant growth and winning key accounts such as Caprice Holding and Firmdale. We look forward to another successful 12 months of growth.”

As Britain’s largest independent wholesaler, HT Drinks was recognised for its investment in new and innovative technology systems and e-commerce channels, and also won prize for placing its customers and employees at the heart of its business.

For Unitas, seeing one of its members get recognition alongside some big-name wine suppliers is a huge feather it the buying group’s cap and Managing Director was understandably full of praise for the wholesaler.

“We’re absolutely delighted to see Sanjay [Thakrar] and his team recognised for their clear focus on innovation, ambition and first-class customer service,” said Goldney.

“Our membership prides itself on continually evolving to deliver what customers need and it’s fantastic that HT Drinks is receiving recognition for its customer-centric approach.”

HT Drinks’ success comes only weeks after another drinks specialist, Drink Warehouse, became a Unitas member.

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