Silverwood Brands plc is a publicly listed business, focused on identifying investment opportunities through the established network of its Directors within, but not limited to, the food, organic food, wellness, lifestyle and leisure sectors. The Company intends to develop a diversified portfolio of consumer facing brands and businesses, ranging from established brands to smaller ventures.
The main objectives of the Company are to scale the individual brands through a review of their product offerings, marketing arrangements, supply chain economics and financing as well as to realise synergies arising from the inclusion of individual brands into a diversified portfolio and ultimately to increase shareholder value and returns.
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The people behind Silverwood brands.
Today Lush generates just under £1bn in retail sales from approx. 1,000 stores and online channels, supported by 8 manufacturing facilities across the globe.
Andrew has been Non-Executive Chairman of Hotel Chocolat plc since 2015
Andrew holds stakes in a number of consumer businesses, including Balmonds, Mambo, Greenback Recycling & Ginger Teleporter.
Andrew holds a B.Com degree from Auckland University, New Zealand.
At the same time, Paul has been a local government councillor for over 15 years, and was former Leader and Cabinet Member of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
Paul is an experienced entrepreneur with a proven ability to identify and develop disruptive technologies at an early stage, having founded and sold one of the first UK internet streaming companies well before the emergence of today's major streaming services.
Paul started his career in Sony's R&D labs in Tokyo, following his Masters in Electrical Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Bachelors from Queen's University. Paul also has an MBA from the London Business School.
In 2005, Andrew created a brand incubation business in Hong Kong to focus on building consumer brand concepts. Through that venture he co-founded the skincare brand Steamcream, which he runs today, as well as several other brands, some which went on to be sold.
In addition to the beauty industry, Andrew has built and sold a marketing technologies business he founded in 1999 and sold in 2004.
James joined PhoenixAsset Management in 2013 and became a partner shortly after. He has represented Phoenix on the board of Hornby PLC and Dignity PLC. He now manages The Huginn Fund which is a global unconstrained strategy. The portfolio has extensive investments in branded jewellery, luxury and other consumable products following more than a decade of research into the sustainable pricing power for such lasting brands.
Angus attended Cranfield School of Management Business Growth Programme and is a committee member for the Academy of Chocolate.