Customer Funded Wine Business Naked Wines Ranks in Sunday Times Top 100

Mon Mar 4, 2013 2:00am EST

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LONDON,  Mar. 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Naked Wines, a customer funded online
wine business, was ranked the 14th Best Small Company to Work For in the UK
2013, in the prestigious  Sunday Times Top  100 list.  

They were also awarded a "Three Star Accreditation" standard by Best Companies,
a Michelin-style ranking given to companies who demonstrate an 'extraordinary
focus on Workplace Engagement as an integral component of an organisations
success and growth.'

Founder and CEO  Rowan Gormley, who launched the business just over four years
ago, was delighted with the news:

"Everyone's beaming from ear to ear. It's a real honour to make the Sunday Times
list and testament to the fantastic team spirit and work ethic. We've created a
unique business model, funding some of the world's most talented winemakers, and
the team is proud to be a part of it. We'll definitely be knocking off early at
the end of the week!"

Naked Wines employs 60 staff in their UK Norwich office - and ship an average of
20,000 bottles a day to their 120,000 members, who invest over 2 million pounds
a month towards future orders.

To find out more about Naked Wines, who launched in the  USA  and  Australia 
last year, including a customer-funded winery in Sonoma, visit 
http://www.nakedwines.com.

Talented, Independent winemakers looking for funding can read more at 
http://www.nakedwines.com/funding.

Notes on Naked Wines

What we're all about

Naked Wines was born in  December 2008  when twelve friends jacked in their jobs
during the depth of the recession to do things a little differently. Our goal:
Find the world's most talented, undiscovered winemakers and set them up in
business.  

How we go about it:

* 120,000 customers invest over 2m pounds a month towards future orders (we call
them 'Angels')  
* Which we use to fund independent winemakers  
* In return for exclusive wines at wholesale prices  
* Which we pass back to our customers

We call it the 'virtuous circle', as everybody gets more for less, without
trampling on anyone along the way.

Francesca Underhill
francesca.underhill@nakedwines.com
+44 (0)1603 281 800

SOURCE  Naked Wines

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