foothold
Home    Brand Managers    Testimonials    Brands    Contact

Who we are....

 

Esprit MagazineAll you have to do is read what the trade says - and visit our testimonials page - our peers and our clients all agree - we are the UK Brand Management Consultancy.

 

 

 

Esprit MagazineNothing succeeds like success - we have successfully launched brands from several countries having been involved from the very early stages of design to National roll-out in department store chains and the provision of ongoing in-store sales support.

There is no substitute for doing the job properly and this is not a task for a novice! Esprit 2010

Annie BruceAnnie Bruce is one of the UK’s leading retail and marketing consultants specialising in niche and new to market products. Her experience - with brands as diverse as Bobbi Brown Essentials (which she launched in the UK), NARS, Malin + Goetz and Paul & Joe to name just a few of her clients - is unequalled.

She is also one of the best known consultants throughout the UK beauty business, with the highest level of contacts and insider knowledge that only years of experience bring. Annie is also a recruitment and sales training expert

 

Barclay LamontFormer City Analyist Barclay has recently been involved in launching a number of luxury beauty products and a range of nutritional supplements as well as the creation of the Salon and Spa range of detox products and natural skin creams. He launched 'pro-ferm' throughout the UK and founded the beauty companies BodyBoutique and Vitalize.

Barclay is also a successful businessman having participated in a number of firms, helping them design and launch new and innovative products, build retail networks and sell direct - especially on the internet.

 

Paula DowieCombining shopper psychology with good business acumen and strong project management skills, Paula has run effective and engaging design & installation solutions for some of the world’s most successful and influential beauty brands including: Lancome, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Harrods beauty halls, Olay and SKII skincare, Urban Retreat, Professional Sebastian, Sassoon & Wella Haircare. Believing in delivering the best retail experience for consumers, Paula ensures that universal retail principles are worked to the core to create innovation at every level of the brand.

 

 

Stirling MurrayStirling has had extensive experience of building international business's and brands in the global beauty industry and specialises in mass and mid beauty and personal care markets. Through The Red Tree he works with a wide range of international businesses from start-ups to £250m companies providing solutions that can range from creating and implementing long term strategy and vision, to getting brands race fit for market and opening the doors to retailers. He has held UK and International Board roles including Rimmel and Estee lauder. As Director General Europe for Bourjois, a division of Chanel, he led the business across 6 international markets managing a head count of over 100 and sales of £50+ million.

 

 

James SimpsonJames has worked in advertising, design and marketing for with JWT, Euro RSCG and Publicis. His experience ranges from automotive to beauty and fashion, financial and B2B clients with first hand experience of product development and brand building.

“I understand that the client has already put a lot of energy and passion into the creation of their product. What we do is amplify what has already been created so potential customers know about its availability in a new market. We do not smother the product in another layer of ideas.”

 

Tim CartonTim’s career with drinks companies, Moet-Hennessy, Diageo and William Grant & Sons, brings proven business development experience of premium consumer goods domestically and internationally, including travel retail.
Amongst his more recent initiatives, Tim launched a number of new brands in the UK and mainland Europe including Hendricks Gin, Balvenie Single Malt and Sailor Jerry Rum.

He also re-staged Glenfiddich, reasserting it as the firm category leader and is now CEO of The Three Stills.

 

Indie NahalIndie's interests range from Makeup and Beauty to PR and Journalism. She has worked for Space.NK as a beauty advisor and a trainer for Palette Beauty, as a Freelance Makeup Artist - as well as Editor of The Style Column. Indie completely understands the value of customer service and the importance of building brand loyalty. She supports the teams on the shop floor, making sure they have all the tools necessary to fulfil their goals as well as encouraging the development of foothold's brands.