Join us to celebrate British Beauty Week!

On Tuesday 31st October we are bringing you our next Investment Club and to celebrate British Beauty Week we are focusing on ‘Raising capital for businesses in the beauty and wellness sector’.

This year the British Beauty Council are emphasising ‘The Power of Beauty’, and celebrating three key themes: Talent, Growth and Environmental, Social and Governance. We’re delighted to be involved and to support early stage businesses navigating the opportunities and challenges of raising investment in the beauty and wellness space.

Our fantastic panel will be covering topics such as:

  • Raising capital – What should founders focus on? What opportunities are there for investors?
  • Market challenges – What resilience has the sector shown? What can you learn from other founders?
  • Sustainability – What role does this have to play moving forwards?
  • Branding – How can a brand optimise their visibility and stand out in a crowded market?

Interest in investing in beauty remains high, as strong returns continue to be delivered across the sector. Brands are increasingly differentiating in their approach, with innovation and technological advances supporting e-commerce in the sector, its an exciting place to be!

Meet our panel:

Fiona Glen

With over 13 years experience in global beauty retailing, Fiona has previously held senior UK and international buying roles for major retailers (Superdrug A.S. Watson and Tesco). In her current role of Director of Projects at The Red Tree she leads the strategic project function. Fiona is passionate about supporting female founders and the role that the beauty industry plays in closing the female fundraising gap.

Delilah Saxena

Delilah is a driving force in business development, dedicated to transforming the e-commerce industry. She’s a key player at Velocity Juice, an innovative funding solution for direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands. Delilah combines industry expertise with Velocity Juice’s resources to craft tailored solutions to help drive business growth for emerging startups thrive in highly competitive markets.

Hugo Sunnucks

Hugo started his career as an entrepreneur by founding and exiting a tech start-up which manufactured and managed low carbon ebike fleets for the likes of Deliveroo and Pizza Hut. The company was acquired in 2017. Post acquisition, Hugo worked in venture capital backing high growth consumer brands and private equity acting as a consultant advising on strategic projects. Hugo joined Velocity in 2022 where he focusses on supporting later stage companies within the Fund.

Matt Kennedy

Matt is the CEO and Founder of Fussy. A sustainable personal care brand on a mission to banish single-use plastics from the bathroom. In his prior advertising career, Matt helped many of Britain’s best loved brands gain cut-through in competitive markets and noticed their harmful impact on the environment. Since their launch in 2021, Fussy has saved over 35,000kg of single use plastic from landfill, sold over 1m deodorants, achieved over £8.5m ARR and raised funds via angels, VC funds, crowdfunding and family offices. Fussy appeared on Dragons Den in 2022 which further fuelled their growth.

More speakers to be added soon!


Meet our partners for the event:

The Red Tree

Established for over 14 years, The Red Tree is the UK’s leading international beauty brand consultancy. With a global client list of major corporates, investors and well-funded start – up’s. The Red Tree is the go-to company for strategy for vision, strategy and action. In 2020, The Red Tree launched The Beauty Accelerator to support early-stage fundraising in the beauty sector in collaboration with SFC. The Red Tree are proud patrons of The British Beauty Council and members of Home Grown.

The British Beauty Council

The British Beauty Council is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to solving beauty’s shared challenges. It represents the wider industry by generating conversation with the Government to tackle issues facing the industry today and in the future. The Council collaborates with a diverse network of patrons and affiliates so that every sector within the beauty industry can thrive.

Velocity Capital

Velocity Juice, part of Velocity Group, offers unique finance solutions designed for direct-to-consumer businesses. They provide scalable and flexible credit lines for marketing, inventory, and other business activities, eliminating the need to dilute equity or drain cash reserves. Businesses partnering with Velocity Juice have experienced remarkable results, achieving 4-5x returns on monthly revenues in just a few months.

This event is hosted by Frankie’s. Frankie’s is network of inspiring businesswomen giving them the opportunity to connect, collaborate and engage with finance. Enabling women to flourish and grow in their professional careers or entrepreneurial ventures. Find out more

This event is complimentary and includes a welcome drink.

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Tickets are complimentary and include a welcome drink. The event is open to members and up to two guests. Non-members by invite only.