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Turnover: £30 million
Brands: Blason de Bourgogne (France), Canaletto (Italy), Viña Montes (Chile), Jackson Estate (New Zealand), Honeywood (California)
Key personnel: Guy Young, managing director; Laura Jewell MW, agency director; David Cartwright, sales director grocers; Richard Berrington, sales director specialists
HwCg is in the middle of a strategic restructure, splitting its independent and specialist business from its trade with multiple grocers under the banner HwCg Specialist, which launched in September 2005. In September 2006 it launched HwCg International to build sales channels in Europe and beyond. The agency has added over 100 lines to its portfolio and has doubled its sales force. Range extensions include international rosé offering The Real Rosé Company and its first Brazilian brand Brasi, and Canaletto has been rebranded and relaunched.