Meet the Team

Clive Garston

Chairman

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.

Samuel Bazini

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.

Eoin Macleod

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.

Neil Rodol

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.

Paul Hagon

Non-executive Director

Paul is Group Strategy and Development Director at Palmer & Harvey McLane Ltd (“P&H”), the UK’s number #1 delivered wholesaler, with an annual turnover of more than £4 billion, and the UK’s 6th largest privately owned company. He is responsible for setting out the Operational Strategy and Three Year Plan for the P&H business alongside identifying new service solutions/market opportunities for retailers and suppliers. He is a board member of the Association of Convenient Stores (ACS).

Keith Sadler

Non-executive Director

Keith is chief financial officer of A Spokesman Said Limited, 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 finance director of SPG Media Group plc, a marketing services business, group finance 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:

Name

Role

Committees (Audit, Remuneration, Insider)

Samuel Bazini Joint CEO Insider
Eoin Macleod Joint CEO
Neil Rodol CFO Insider
Clive Garston Chairman Audit, Remuneration & Insider
Keith Sadler Non-executive Audit & Remuneration
Paul Hagon Non-executive Audit & Remuneration