Lush CEO, Mark Constantine, lists ‘perseverance’ as one of the keys to success in business at exclusive Engage Executive Jobs and Jobshop UK Director’s lunch

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Jobshop UK directors Tracey Wood and Francis Miles with guest speaker Mark Constantine director of Lush

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Jobshop UK directors Tracey Wood and Francis Miles with guest speaker Mark Constantine director of Lush

Lush CEO, Mark Constantine, revealed one of the secrets of his success as ‘perseverance’ at an exclusive Director’s lunch held by Bournemouth based recruitment consultants, Jobshop UK.

Quoting the poem, ‘If’ by Rudyard Kipling, stanza by stanza, Mr Constantine revealed how relevant the lines in the poem were to his own life; both personal and professional.  Reflecting back to his business association with Body Shop founder, Anita Roddick, which started when his first company, Cosmetics To Go, supplied products to the Body Shop in the early 1980s, Mr Constantine acknowledged that although it had been a stressful relationship, much had been learned and added that Ms Roddick, who sadly passed away in 2007, remains the biggest influence in his professional life.

As well as touching on the ethics involved in producing its products, and the animal rights organisations which benefit from support and donations from Lush profits, Mr Constantine explained the ethos behind the company’s ‘naked packaging’ policy which aims to use as little packaging as possible.  The innovative use of shampoo bars alone saves an astounding six million plastic bottles a year, globally.

With over 820 Lush stores spread across 50 countries, Mr Constantine also revealed that Lush was the third most successful UK retailer in the U.S.A, coming after another British favourite, Clarks Shoes, and designer label, Burberry who hold first place.

The exclusive, invite only event, held at The Italian Villa, Compton Acres, was attended by over sixty executive clients and associates of Jobshop UK and Engage Executive Jobs.

Jobshop UK director, Frances Miles, said: “Mark’s annual talk is always interesting, stimulating and thought provoking.  We are always struck by how open and honest Mark is, with a willingness to share his vulnerabilities, in spite of the global success of Lush.”

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Nicky Clarke-Bradford from Seaberry PR with Maria Seabright from Greendale Construction.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.  Nicky Clarke-Bradford from Seaberry PR with Maria Seabright from Greendale Construction.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Francis Miles director of Jobshop UK with guest speaker Mark Constantine director of Lush and Paul Booker director of Bionanovate

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Francis Miles director of Jobshop UK with guest speaker Mark Constantine director of Lush and Paul Booker director of Bionanovate

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. David Kelly from Poole Audi with Nicki Cluley from Global Media

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. David Kelly from Poole Audi with Nicki Cluley from Global Media

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Sharon Cummings from Jobshop UK with Jane Townsend from Prospects and Allan Tofield from Richmond. Maria Tidy and Rachel Lapworth from Lewis Manning

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.  Sharon Cummings from Jobshop UK with Jane Townsend from Prospects and Allan Tofield from Richmond. Maria Tidy and Rachel Lapworth from Lewis Manning

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Diane Avery and Sally Laker from Mortgage Intelligence with Steph Horan from Blue Walnut Design

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Diane Avery and Sally Laker from Mortgage Intelligence with Steph Horan from Blue Walnut Design

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Richard Mussell from Rund Partnership with Dan Wale and Emily Dance from Jobshop UK

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Richard Mussell from Rund Partnership with Dan Wale and Emily Dance from Jobshop UK

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Dan Wale, Sophie Ingram-Johnson and Emily Dance from Jobshop UK with Chris Kane from Greendale Construction.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa.  Dan Wale, Sophie Ingram-Johnson and Emily Dance from Jobshop UK with Chris Kane from Greendale Construction.

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Photo Nick Free. 14-10-15. Gemma Levell, Wendy Osborne, James Lam and Georgina Thomas from Celebration Crackers

Jobshop Directors Lunch at the Italian Villa. Gemma Levell, Wendy Osborne, James Lam and Georgina Thomas from Celebration Crackers

 

HR Forum: Sandra Attrill from House of Colour

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We are delighted to announce that our next HR Forum will feature Sandra Attrill, a leading personal stylist with House of Colour, who will be sharing great tips on how to make that first impression count.

The use of colour and knowing how to dress for you and your lifestyle can have an amazing impact and take the stress out of ‘what am I going to wear today?’  Whether you are dressing for the boardroom, networking or presenting, your clothes speak volumes!

Sandra will take you on a House of Colour journey, that for her, transformed her world from neutral to colour, and frumpy to fab!

Sandra has helped hundreds of clients – men and women – gain confidence in what they wear and to save time and money when they shop.

We look forward to welcoming you on 10th December at The Cliff, Ravine Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7HX.  8.30am to start at 9am and finish at 11am.

As always, Malcolm Scott Walby will also be with us to answer your HR related legal queries.