Warpaint London takes home Queen’s Award for International Trade

By Becky Bargh | Published: 25-Apr-2018

The colour cosmetics company saw revenues grow 420% between 2014 and 2016

Warpaint London’s trading subsidiary Warpaint Cosmetics - the specialist supplier and owner of the W7 brand - has been awarded a Queen’s Award for International Trade.

The award recognises businesses that have achieved substantial growth overseas and are presented annually by The Queen to coincide with her birthday.

Warpaint London has seen its overseas sales increase by over £8m from 2014 to 2016.

Co-CEO’s Sam Bazini and Eoin Macleod said: “We are extremely honoured and proud to be selected for a Queen’s Award and we would like to take this opportunity to recognise the hard work and dedication of our employees and efforts of our partners and distributors globally.”

The company’s revenue grew over 420% and it now stocks its range of over 500 beauty products across 50 countries in Europe, Australasia and the US.

Bazini and Macleod continued: “To receive one of the most prestigious and internationally recognised awards for our international trade efforts reflects our strategy to continually progress as a business and drive the success of our brands, both domestically and overseas.”

The company’s flagship brand W7 partnered with Love Island contestant Olivia Buckland earlier this year after acquiring make-up business Retra Holdings, including its brands Technic, Body Collection and Man’s Stuff, in 2017 for £18m.

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