Naked Wines is an online wine retailer founded by Rowan Gormley which launched in the UK on 1 December 2008. It is a customer-funded wine business. Their 150,000 customers (who they call Angels), fund talented, independent winemakers and get rewarded with delicious, exclusive wines at wholesale prices in return. They currently ship wine throughout the UK, the USA and Australia. Naked Wines were named the Online Business of the Year at the National Business Awards in 2011 - and in December 2013 were named one of the top 1000 companies to inspire Britain by the London Stock Exchange Group, winning the ‘Top Online Retailer’ award.