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Intelligence wins

Published:  23 July, 2008

Wine Intelligence, the specialist wine market-research and strategy consultant, has been named one of the UK's top 10 new companies after reaching the finals of the 2005 HSBC Start-Up Stars Awards.

The London-based company will now go on to the finals of the competition, where it will compete for the HSBC Start-Up Star 2005 title plus a 20,000 cash prize at a gala awards dinner on Thursday 13 October at London's Savoy Hotel.

Founded by father-and-daughter duo Brian Howard and Lulie Halstead in March 2002, with Halstead's husband Richard joining as MD in August of the same year, Wine Intelligence has since grown its year-on-year level revenue to more than 600,000, with work encompassing all of the world's major wine-consuming markets.

A number of the UK's leading drinks writers are also in the awards hunt this month, after earning nominations at the

self-styled Food & Drink Oscars', aka the 2005 World Food Media Awards.

Tim Atkin MW and Andrew Jefford are both up for the Best Drink Journalist Award, while Oz Clarke, Stuart Pigott, Monty Waldin and Charles MacLean all earned nominations for books. Also up for prizes are Decanter and Wine International, which are both competing in the Best Drink Magazine category.