Lush founder cites good management as key to success
Touching on an array of subjects, Constantine focused the presentation on asking whether the economic climate really did affect business? Drawing from his own experience with the hugely successful Lush Cosmetics brand, Constantine concluded that he firmly believes a business’s success is fundamentally down to successful and inspiring management.
Discussing what makes a successful entrepreneur, Constantine looked at how, like himself, many have had to overcome obstacles in their early life which gave them the drive to succeed. Talking of his own personal experience of the emotional consequences of growing up without a father figure and how early memories had not only given him the strong desire to succeed but also shaped his creative input when developing products, Constantine spoke of how he became briefly re-acquainted with his father shortly before his death, and how the Lush product, & lsquo;Dear John,’ had been inspired by him.
Founded by Jobshop UK Directors, Tracey Wood and Frances Miles, the Poole Business Lunch Club has been running events for fourteen years, during which, Constantine's talks have become something of an exclusive annual & lsquo;tradition.’
Frances said, “As we move into 2015, the Jobshop UK Business Lunch Club’s will continue to evolve. We have always received fantastic feedback for our business lunches and events, and will continue to bring the most topical, inspiring and thought provoking speakers to events planned for 2015.”