Spreading its distinctive scent across more than 800 outlets in 50 countries, Lush hand-makes and sells bath and beauty products. The Poole-based company, which was founded 17 years ago, is growing strongly in America and recently entered the cosmetics market. It is led by co-founder Mark Constantine and chief executive Andrew Gerrie.

This profile reflects the company at time of publication and does not reflect any changes that may have subsequently occurred. Fast Track and its sponsors do not endorse, guarantee or recommend investment in any of the companies.

Company details
Year2012
Rank130
CompanyLush
ActivityCosmetics manufacturer and retailer
LocationPoole
Sales £m272.2
Operating profit £m20.4
Main shareholdersMark Constantine (37%), Margaret Constantine (25%), Andrew Gerrie (12%), others (26%)
Staff5,007
Founded1995
Websitewww.lush.co.uk

If applicable:

* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda