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Mark Constantine OBE, Lush Co-Founder and Managing Director

About Lush

Lush was founded in 1995 by 6 co-founders; Mo Constantine, Mark Constantine, Rowena Bird, Helen Ambrosen, Liz Bennett and Paul Greeves. Emerging from the demise of a previous mail order business called Cosmetics To Go – a massive success that collapsed through a combination of over-trading and flooding – it was the same team that created and inspired this new venture.The first shop opened in Poole, Dorset where it still remains as the heart of Lush business ventures today. There are now 104 shops in the UK and Ireland, and over 886 worldwide in 52 countries.

Expansion Lush’s expansion, while rapid, has been controlled. The rights to Lush worldwide are wholly owned by the Poole based parent company, Lush Ltd, which also owns Lush Retail Ltd in the UK and shares in all Lush retail operations. Recent years (pre-pandemic) have seen a modest increase in new store openings, instead strong sales growth has been the result of a focus on strategic relocations to bigger and better stores and refits. Larger stores in better locations mean we can offer the customer an altogether better experience, with the full product range. Lush has wholly owned shops in the UK&I, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA, Japan, France, Luxembourg, Austria, the Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Sweden, The Czech Republic, Portugal, Hungary and Hong Kong.

We also have joint ventures or license agreements in over 20 other countries including: Switzerland, Chile, South Korea, Ukraine, Croatia, Dubai, Singapore, Mexico, Lebanon, South Africa, Greece and Thailand. Future expansion plans are focusing on Vietnam, South America, Indonesia, Pakistan and Iran.

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