Mark Constantine OBE (born 1952) is a British entrepreneur finest often called the co-founder and CEO of Lush, described as “one of many world’s largest cosmetics corporations”.
Constantine and Mo had been appointed OBE within the 2011 New Year Honours List, having been recognised for his or her “providers to the wonder business.”
Constantine and Mo based Lush in Poole in 1995. By 2007 there have been 462 Lush shops in 46 nations, with a mixed income of $292 million. The firm was described in 2018 as “one of many world’s largest cosmetics corporations”.
After the sale, Constantine, alongside along with his spouse Margaret (“Mo”), reinvested the capital into Cosmetics To Go, a “junk mail startup.” However, this enterprise ended rapidly. Bankruptcy was filed in 1994, citing the merchandise being priced too cheaply and Constantine underestimating enterprise bills.
Constantine labored in a cosmetics retailer within the Nineteen Seventies after being made homeless the place he was the sufferer of office sexual harassment. After a number of jobs within the London space, Constantine relocated again to Poole to work within the freelance cosmetics business. During his freelance profession, Constantine despatched samples of his work, reminiscent of shampoo, to Dame Anita Roddick, founding father of The Body Shop from whom he took some orders. However, on account of mental property rights which Roddick consider she owned, Constantine offered the corporate to her in 1991 for a sum of £17 million.
In 2018 Constantine’s childhood good friend Jeff Osment wrote Dear John: The Road to Pelindaba (
ISBN 9780992708269) about Constantine’s quest to hint his absent father John. It was printed by Lush to make sure that Amazon couldn’t distribute it, as there had been battle between Lush and Amazon.
Constantine was born in 1952 in Sutton.
He failed his GCEs at Weymouth Grammar School and have become homeless on the age of 16.
Later on, he took an apprenticeship as a hairdresser, incomes £3 per week.