Meet the Team
Clive has been a corporate lawyer for over 40 years specialising in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions.
He has been on the boards of a number of public and private companies and has been the deputy chairman of a fully-listed company and chairman of a number of AIM companies.
He has significant experience in small and medium quoted companies. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and chairman of its corporate finance forum. Clive has been closely connected with the Quoted Company Alliance and is one of the authors of its corporate governance guidelines.
Joint Chief Executive Officer
On leaving school at 16, Samuel started work in a cosmetics warehouse, supplementing his income by selling cosmetics directly to the public at numerous London street markets. Selling directly to the public gave him an invaluable insight into consumer needs and in 1981 at the age of 18, using £500 he had saved he set up his own business, buying and selling close-out and end of line cosmetics and fragrance. During the course of the next ten years, Samuel and Eoin's paths crossed on numerous occasions, working intermittently with each other on a joint venture basis until they formally went into business together in 1992.
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Eoin’s first introduction to the world of beauty was at the age of 14 through a Saturday job in an indoor market selling cosmetics and perfumes. After leaving college, Eoin decided to set up his own business selling fragrance directly to the public through London street markets as well as selling into the wholesale sector and then expanding into selling cosmetics. In 1992, having worked with Sam intermittently over a period of ten years, they formally went into business together operating initially in the close-out cosmetics and fragrance industry.
Chief Financial Officer
Neil joined the Group in August 2015, having previously been an advisor to the business for several years. He has overseen the introduction of new systems and procedures. Over the last 17 years he has been involved in several corporate purchase and acquisitions. In 2006, he sold his publishing company to a quoted group and became the group licensing director; in 2014 he completed a management buyout. Neil trained as an account at BDO Stoy Hayward and holds a honours degree in Maths and Computer Science.
Having worked in the Grocery Sector for over 30 years in both wholesaling and major branded suppliers, Paul is currently providing consultancy services for a number of retail, manufacturing and wholesale businesses to assist with strategies, change programmes and the implementation of practical business plans. Prior to this, Paul has worked in selling, marketing and business management roles with Nestle and more recently, Palmer and Harvey, where his latter role was as Group Strategy and Development Director. Paul has also served as Chairman of the Association of Convenience Stores for whom he had also been a Board Member for 20 years.
Keith is chief financial officer of A Spokesman Said Limited, a radio station operating under the name Love Sport and an online price comparison site. He is also a non-executive director of TLA Worldwide plc, a global sports management and events business, for which he chairs the audit committee. He was, until December 2014, chief financial officer of Dods Group PLC, a political communications business, and formerly chief operations officer and group finance director of WEARE 2020 plc. Prior to this he was chief executive and group fi nance director of SPG Media Group plc, a marketing services business, group fi nance director of The Wireless Group and two quoted regional newspaper publishers; News Communication and Media plc and Bristol United Press plc. Before this he was treasurer of Mirror Group Newspapers plc. Keith is a chartered accountant and holds an honours degree in economics from the University of Kent.
At the 31st December 2016 the Board comprised:
Committees (Audit, Remuneration, Insider)
|Samuel Bazini||Joint CEO||Insider|
|Eoin Macleod||Joint CEO|
|Clive Garston||Chairman||Audit, Remuneration & Insider|
|Keith Sadler||Non-executive||Audit & Remuneration|
|Paul Hagon||Non-executive||Audit & Remuneration|