Focus on growing UK market
The certified natural skin care and cosmetics ranges Living Nature (UK) and Natural Being are to be distributed by new health care distribution company Botanical Brands from the UK.
Botanical Brands will be managed by Kim Allan, previously country manager for Living Nature and was set up following an increase in the “cost and complexity” of doing business in the UK. As a result, Living Nature, which is currently based in New Zealand, decided to no longer run its UK office as a subsidiary but instead grant Allan and Botanical brands exclusive distributorship for both brands.
Living Nature general manager, Mike Leyland, said: “New Zealander Kim Allan has lived in the UK for 17 years and been with Living Nature for over ten years, having previously held sales and marketing management positions at both Comvita and New Zealand Natural Food Co. She shares a true passion for the brand and this, along with her extensive knowledge of the UK business, gives our company a great opportunity to develop a partnership with the aim of growing the UK market and servicing our existing customers much more efficiently.”