Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Online Wine Retailer
  • Year established:
    2008
  • Website:
    http://www.nakedwines.com
  • Contact
    • Naked Wines, Norvic House, 29-32 Chapel Field Road, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1RP

About Naked Wines

Naked Wines are an online wine retailer. Naked Wines' customers (Angels) fund independent winemakers from around the world in return for wines at wholesale prices.

When Rowan Gormley founded the business in 2008, he was way ahead of his time, tapping in to the then-novel concept of crowdfunding.

Today, Norwich-based Naked Wines ship wine throughout the UK, USA and Australia. They’ve won a host of awards, including Online Business of the Year at the National Business Awards.

Angels contribute £20 each month, which is then invested in a wine producer in return for exclusive deals on their wines.

The company now has more than 100 staff and 300,000 Angels supporting more than 100 independent winemakers in 14 countries. The result is sales of around £100m a year and good wine at reduced prices.

In 2015, Naked Wines was acquired by Majestic Wine and Rowan Gormley was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the group.


What is it like to work for Naked Wines

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The Wellbeing Committee invited in external gurus to improve and enhance wellbeing. Among them was Happy Henry (Founder of Happy Learning) who taught the team how to be an even happier workplace.
My Team
My Team
Last year, the entire company visited The Douro Valley in Portugal to meet Naked Winemaker Oscar Quevedo. They helped with the harvest, picking grapes and seeing how they are turned into port. The team bonded over good food and great wine.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Naked Wines collect and recycle plastic bottle tops and glass jars for drugs charity The Matthew Project, which sends them for recycling. In return, the charity receives recycling credits from Norfolk County Council to be turned into funds.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    1

  • Staff:

    103

  • Earning £35,000+:

    16%

  • Staff Turnover:

    27%

  • Average Age:

    30

  • Male : Female:

    44% / 56%

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