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  • What we do:
    Wine Specialist Retailer
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    • Majestic House, The Belfry, Colonial Way, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD24 4WH
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About Majestic Wine PLC

Majestic Wine Warehouses are the UK's largest specialist wine retailer, with 212 branches in the UK and France. Their 1,000 highly-trained specialist store members help people find wines they will love.

Majestic Vintners were founded by Sheldon Graner in 1980, he’d been a merchandiser with John Lewis Group. He called the business Majestic after his other passion, collecting early postage stamps.

Today, the Watford company has more than 200 stores around the UK, plus two in Northern France. In 2015, the firm acquired Naked Wines for around £70 million, and appointed Naked's founder Rowan Gormley as Chief Executive Officer. By mid-2016, Majestic Wine announced a double-digit sales boost since the purchase of Naked.

Majestic Wine Warehouses know their stuff. Every staff member has been professionally accredited by the Wine and Spirit Education Trust (WSET). So customers get informed answers to their wine questions and some great recommendations.

What is it like to work for Majestic Wine PLC

My Manager
My Manager
People looking after the regions aren’t managers, they’re coaches. They’re trained in coaching to provide tailored, hands-on support to each store manager in their region. Coaches attend Winning Edge training courses focused on the power of the mind.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
For people development, Majestic Wine Warehouses collaboratively share best-practice. For retail teams, they’ve moved away from sales-based targets to KPIs, to recognise, develop and reward behavioural qualities in people that directly link to customer engagement.
My Team
My Team
For summer socials, each region gets a pot of money to have fun with. Staff let their creativity shine, including an American-themed bowling party, punting in Cambridge, or hiring a mansion for quality team time. There’s a summer barbeque at the Chief Executive Officer’s house.

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  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

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  • Staff Turnover:


  • Male : Female:

    73% / 27%

  • Earning £35,000+:


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