Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Online Wine Retailer
  • Year established:
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  • Contact
    • Naked Wines, Norvic House, 29-33 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 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

Managing Director Eamon Fitzgerald treats people the way he’d like to be treated himself. When he got offered the dream gig of wine buying for Naked, he jumped at it. One year later, he was made Managing Director of the company, aged 26, with no experience of running a team, let alone a company.
My Manager
My Manager
Every year, six budding future leaders are sent on a four-day Happy Management course, which develops personal insight and practical leadership and management skills to become a manager who enables a productive team in a supportive environment.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Every employee has a stake in the business, which motivates staff to do the right thing. Additionally, the company’s new share incentives provides greater rewards for everyone in the business, from the customer happiness team, right up to senior management.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

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

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    38% / 63%

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