Lush is a common sight — and smell — on Britain’s high streets, thanks to the handmade bath and beauty products sold in its shops. The Poole business has 933 outlets in 49 countries and has been growing fast in America and Saudi Arabia. Last year it opened a flagship store on Oxford Street, as well as opening new production facilities in Brazil. The company is led by co-founder and managing director Mark Constantine, 64.

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Company details
ActivityCosmetics manufacturer and retailer
Sales £m326.5
Operating profit £m12.4
Main shareholdersMark Constantine (38%), Margaret Constantine (24%), Andrew Gerrie (22%), others (16%)

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