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Lush is now a common sight — and smell — on Britain’s high street, thanks to the huge range of handmade bath and beauty products it makes in its “kitchens”. With more than 932 outlets across 49 countries and a strong global demand for ethically sourced products, co-founder and director Mark Constantine, 66, saw sales rise 26% to £497.8m in 2017.

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Company details
ActivityCosmetics manufacturer and retailer
Sales £m497.8
Operating profit £m24.4
Main shareholdersMark Constantine (34%), Mo Constantine (22%), others (44%)

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