Britain's Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2014: No. 48= - Mark and Mo Constantine, Lush

The cosmetics entrepreneurs are worth £204m.

by Philip Beresford
Last Updated: 24 Oct 2014

Lush Cosmetics, the Poole-based cosmetics operation, now has over 830 stores worldwide selling its beauty products with names such as the Champagne Supernova bath ballistic. Lush was established in 1995, the brainchild of Mark Constantine and his wife, Mo. After training as a hairdresser, Mark gained his business experience supplying the Body Shop then running a mail order cosmetics firm, Cosmetics to Go, which went bust. In 2012-13 Lush made £21.9m profit on £363m sales.

Age: 62 & 61
Activity: Cosmetics
Wealth: £204m
Latest turnover: £363m
Five-year rise in turnover: 69%
No. of employees: 6659
Five-year rise in employment: 56%
Score: 147

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