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About Us

In 2009 our founder Rob was completing a 125 mile charity walk with work colleagues. They passed the time talking about their “top 5’s”, top 5 England goals, top 5 holiday destinations, top 5 quotes and eventually top 5 brands. To their surprise many of the brands mentioned were unknown to the other colleagues. The discussion moved onto how exciting young brands can get noticed, achieve stellar growth and reach their goals, often on limited budgets.

That conversation was the seed, that grew into an idea, that became our sales and marketing agency, Top5. Top5 was formed by Rob Flanagan in 2010 and his fellow partners now include Rupert Farquharson and Becky Flanagan.


We are an experienced team of drinks sales and marketing professionals who are passionate about growing authentic brands, regardless of their size or sector. Over the last 12 years we have worked with brands at all stages of their lifecycle ranging from new start ups to established and mature brands.


As a full service agency we can be a very cost effective and integral part of your business. Our structure and expertise means we can keep costs efficient and pass this efficiency onto the client. As a trusted member of our clients teams we add value across idea generation, market intelligence and networking that is invaluable and free of charge.

Our Services

Our mission is to support brand owners with a cost effective solution to deliver their growth ambitions. This could be a full service solution including warehousing, account management, sales and marketing support or on a project basis tailored to meet the needs of a client.


We have an extensive range of customer relationships developed over a number of years and are creating new contacts every day. Our team work with over 500 independent bars and shops and call on over 150 customers every week.

Our Team

Meet the team that make the magic happen

Our Customers

Over the last 12 years we have built strong relationships with key customers across all channels, including Managed On Trade, Leased & Tenanted, Regional Breweries, Grocery, Convenience, Wholesale, Cash & Carry and Export.


We can utilise these close working relationships to new secure listings for your brands

Our Clients

We are proud of the longstanding relationships we have forged with our clients, which is testament to the ongoing success we have delivered for them.

Take a look at some of our clients and the work we have done for them.

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