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Where it all started

With humble beginnings, Libra Drinks commenced trading with just 5 dedicated staff members, equipped with 2 vans, and an exciting vision, yet no customers. However, fueled by determination and passion, we embarked on a journey to establish ourselves as the leading independent drinks distributor in the East Midlands.

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Early Success

In a remarkable first year, Libra Drinks achieved impressive sales of £5 million, a testament to our unwavering commitment to providing exceptional beverage solutions to our valued clients. This early success fueled our drive to continue growing and serving the diverse needs of businesses across the region.

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National Drink Distributors

In 2008, we proudly became a member of the National Drink Distributors, a prestigious consortium consisting of 28 top independent On Trade wholesalers across the UK. This membership further solidified our position as a reputable industry player. In the same year, we took a significant step forward by acquiring Castle Wines, a strategic move that strengthened our portfolio and enriched our offerings.​


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Society of Vintners

Libra Drinks became a member of the Society of Vintners, a prestigious consortium comprising 25 of the foremost independent Wine Merchants in the UK. This partnership further enriched our wine offerings and strengthened our commitment to delivering exceptional quality and variety to our valued customers. As a member of this esteemed group, we gained access to exclusive resources and expertise, enhancing our ability to cater to the diverse tastes and preferences of our clientele.

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Continued Success

In 2010, Libra Drinks reached a remarkable milestone as our turnover soared to an impressive £10 million. This significant achievement reflected our unwavering dedication to providing outstanding products and services to our ever-expanding customer base. With continued growth and a steadfast commitment to excellence, Libra Drinks solidified its position as a leading independent drinks distributor in the East Midlands, delivering top-notch beverages and unparalleled support to businesses throughout the region.

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In 2011, We proudly became Cask Marque affiliated, demonstrating our commitment to excellence in serving well-kept cask ales. This affiliation highlighted our dedication to providing the highest quality products to our customers.

As part of our expansion strategy, we acquired the rights to the Inbev UK Free trade business in Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and Derbyshire. This strategic move allowed us to bolster our product offerings and extend our reach to better serve a broader customer base.

To accommodate our growing operations and facilitate efficient distribution, we moved to more extensive premises on Lenton Industrial Estate. This move provided us with the space and resources to continue expanding our portfolio and enhancing our services.

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Acquisition of City Beers

another strategic acquisition by purchasing City Beers. This acquisition further expanded our product portfolio and strengthened our presence in the drinks distribution market. With the addition of City Beers to our family, we continued to enhance our offerings, providing our customers with an even wider selection of beverages and demonstrating our commitment to being a comprehensive and reliable partner for businesses across the East Midlands.​

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Todays Group

We proudly joined Todays Group, one of the leading consortiums of independent On Trade and Cash & Carry wholesalers in the UK. This partnership marked a significant milestone for us, as it allowed us to further expand our network, access valuable resources, and strengthen our position in the industry. As part of Todays Group, we continued to uphold our commitment to providing exceptional service and a diverse range of high-quality products to our valued customers, ensuring that we remained at the forefront of the drinks distribution sector.

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Navigation Brewery

We took a significant step in the craft beer industry by acquiring a 50% stake in Navigation Brewery, a prominent Nottingham-based brewery. This strategic investment allowed us to delve into the world of craft beer, offering our customers a unique and exciting range of locally brewed beverages.

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Online Ordering

In 2017 we were thrilled to introduce our online ordering app, which completely transformed the way our customers interacted with us. The launch of this user-friendly platform provided our valued clients with a seamless and convenient way to browse our extensive product range, place orders, and view past orders and invoices with ease.

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Became a proud member of Unitas Wholesale, a result of the merger between Todays Group and Landmark. This momentous union brought together the two largest consortiums of independent On Trade and Cash & Carry wholesalers in the UK, solidifying Unitas Wholesale's position as a leading force in the industry.

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Growth Continues

With dedication and continuous growth, Libra Drinks achieved remarkable milestones:

Our annual turnover surged to over £20 million,

Our diverse portfolio expanded to offer more than 2000 high-quality beverages

Our passionate and skilled team grew to 45 members

We are proud to serve over 800 valued customers

We established partnerships with over 200 suppliers

With 12 delivery vehicles at our disposal, we have strengthened our distribution capabilities, ensuring prompt and reliable deliveries to our customers.


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