William Grant & Sons

William Grant & Sons

Leigh Kinninmont

William Grant & Sons is an independent, family-owned Scottish company that distils Scotch whisky and some of the world’s leading premium spirit brands. The company was established in 1887 by William Grant and is run by the fifth generation of the family, more than 130 years later. The family continues to stay involved with the business, instilling their values into how they work.
William Grant’s vision was to make the best dram in the valley, and it stands true today as the company builds brands that are loved all over the world.
About William Grant and Sons
The company has stayed in the family since William Grant and his children built the distillery. His son-in-law was his first salesman, helping to bring their brands to the world, and this tradition continues.
They have celebrated their success in markets across the globe. The company, brands and ambassadors have recently won awards in Singapore, Ireland, Germany, Scotland, London, Australia and at international ceremonies. They have employees based in sites worldwide, some who have been working for William Grant & Sons for over 50 years. Their colleagues make the business what it is: seriously spirited.
Locations and Employees
William Grant & Sons are a growing global company. From their Scottish base they have built a network of production sites and offices worldwide. They have distilleries and bottling facilities in the UK, Ireland, USA, India, and Mexico. With 47 offices in 36 countries and over 3,200 employees.
Scotland remains the beating heart of the business and is home to six distilleries. The companies’ ambitious growth plans are delivered by more than 2,300 passionate employees. Their employees are driven by the companies’ purpose – ‘inspired by our independent spirit, we create our own legacy’ and a passion to produce the best dram for the discerning drinker.
Whisky and Spirit Portfolio
Glenfiddich has grown to become the world’s most awarded single malt Scotch whisky, found in homes and bars on every continent in the world. While The Balvenie is the malt whisky enthusiasts’ malt of choice, Grant’s Scotch whisky is one of the best loved and most recognised spirits in the world.
They are also committed to delivering new brands with long-term growth potential and have extended their portfolio to include premium brands such as Hendrick’s gin, Reyka vodka and Sailor Jerry rum.
Talent and Values
The distinctive nature of the company is defined by their culture, which inspires excellence and allows them to truly live their values. They respect each other’s ideas and views and have freedom to create their own personal legacy.
Be Proud - We are proud of our brands, our heritage, and our commitment to superior quality in our products
Be Responsible - We are accountable and are committed to performing to our full potential within our teams, and as individuals
Be Professional - We value integrity, transparency, professionalism, and constructive debate within a team working culture
Be Entrepreneurial - We foster a forward thinking and pioneering culture that recognises the need for innovative thinking and continuous improvement
Think Long Term - We all care deeply about the long-term prosperity of the business and understand that this long term perspective gives us a major competitive advantage
Be Sustainable - We wish to make a positive contribution to our communities and to our environment
Working for William Grant & Sons
At William Grant & Sons, the distinctive nature of the company is defined by their culture, which inspires excellence and allows them to truly live their values. The ways in which they engage with their employees, customers and suppliers reflect the values and beliefs.
Their culture is visible in the way that they work across the business. They operate a flat organisational structure which is designed to be lean and agile. There is a real commitment to a lack of bureaucracy so that you are close to the heart of the business and can make a real difference.
Employee commitment is central to everything they do. They believe that if you are highly engaged and committed, you will contribute more to the business and enjoy what you do, ultimately leading to better business results.
You will be part of a culture that values rare characters, not clones, and provides the freedom and opportunity to make a difference to your career and to the business. You’ll be empowered to make your own judgements, rather than follow a corporate rule book. You will become an advocate of their amazing brands and can be part of a high performing team that delivers consistently with passion and commitment.
William Grant & Sons want to remain true to their heritage and continue their ambitious plans to grow, but they can only do this with the commitment and contribution from all employees across the globe. Their ‘total rewards’ approach integrates the full package of pay, incentives, and benefits, with wider opportunities for learning and development and the attractions of the culture, values, style, working practices and the recognition they offer.
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