Investor Information

Chapel Down Wine Tours. English Sparkling Wines and Still Wines

Investor Information

Company Overview

Issuer Name: Chapel Down Group PLC

Date of Incorporation: 2002 in England (Registered No 04362181)

Registered Office: Chapel Down Winery, Small Hythe Road, Tenterden, Kent, TN30 7NG

Articles of Association: Memorandum and Articles of Association (amended by special resolution on 30 June 2020)

Company Overview: Learn more here


Directors' Biographical Details

Martin Glenn- Non-Executive Chairman

Chapel Down Group Chairman since 2020. Chairman of the Football Foundation. NED Foneri. Formerly CEO of Football Association, CEO United Biscuits, CEO PepsiCo UK/Ire.

Jamie Brooke- Non Executive Director

Board member since 2013. Partner at Hanover Investors Management. Formerly Fund Manager at Henderson Global Investors and Lombard Odier Investment managers

Andrew Carter- Chief Executive Officer

Chapel Down Group CEO since September 2021. Formerly MD of Chase Distillery, as well as senior management roles at Treasury Wine Estates, Bacardi and Bulmers.

Selina Emeny- Non Executive Director

Board member since 2018. International Group Counsel (Live Nation), General Counsel (Ticketmaster) – Live Nation Entertainment.

Stewart Gilliland- Non Executive Director

Board Member since 2021. Chairman C&C Group, NED Tesco plc and Natures Way Foods

Mark Harvey- Chief Commercial Officer

Chapel Down Group CCO joined 2015. Formerly Business Development Director at Moët Hennessy and other senior positions within the LVMH Group.

Richard Woodhouse- Chief Financial Officer

Chapel Down Group CFO joined 2004. Formerly of Price Waterhouse and Head of Decision Support at NatWest Retail Bank.

Samantha Wren- Non Executive Director

Board member since 2018. CEO of IPGL Limited, and Audit Chair of the City of London Investment Trust plc.

Nigel Wray- Non Executive Director

Board member since 2004. Well known private investor.


Bankers: HSBC PLC - West London Corporate Centre, 2nd Floor, Space One, 1 Beadon Road, London, W6 0EA

Auditors: Crowe UK LLP - Riverside House, 40-46 High Street, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 1JH

Registrars: Link Group, Unit 10, Central Square, 29 Wellington Street, Leeds LS1 4DL

Financial Advisors: finn Cap - 60 New Broad Street, London, EC2M 1JL

Solicitors: Cripps LLP - 22 Mount Ephraim Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4 8A


Regulatory Announcement & Published Annual Reports


 Securities in Issue

Chapel Down Group PLC currently has in issue 144,500,501 ordinary shares with a nominal value of £0.05 (updated 11.3.2021). Ordinary shares have full voting rights with 1 vote per share. The percentage of ordinary shares in public hands is 40.85%

The number of ordinary share options outstanding total 9,160,117 (updated 26.5.2021)


Interest of substantial shareholders in the issued share capital (over 5% of ordinary shares) of the Company (updated 31.5.2021) unless stated otherwise:

Name Number of Ordinary Shares % of Issued Share Capital
IPGL 42,905,336 29.43%
Directors 26,311,123 18.05%
Lombard Odier Investment Managers 16,851,650 11.48%
BlackRock 12,648,812 8.67%

Directors Shareholding (updated 31.5.2021):

Name Number of Ordinary Shares % of Issued Share Capital
Nigel Wray 22,875,668* 15.69%
Frazer Thompson 2,222,867 1.52%
Richard Woodhouse 929,951 0.64%
Martin Glenn 266,666 0.18%
Mark Harvey 15,971 0.01%

*Of the above total 20,439,269 Ordinary Shares are held by family trusts whose beneficiaries are Nigel Wray's children. The balance of Ordinary Shares represents Nigel Wray's beneficial holding


Corporate Governance

Chapel Down Group PLC complies with the Quoted Companies Alliance Corporate Governance Code provisions for small and mid-size quoted companies (“QCA Code”) to the extent that the Board considers appropriate having regard to the Company’s size, board structure, stage of development and resources. The full statement can be viewed here.



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