Belfast Telegraph

Beautiful honour goes to dogged skincare company founders

The co-founders of men's skincare brand Bulldog have received MBEs for services to the beauty industry.

Simon Duffy and Rhodri Ferrier first came up with the idea for Bulldog in 2005 after noticing that there were no straightforward skincare options for men who wanted products using natural ingredients.

The brand launched in the UK in 2007 and started to export in 2010, and can now be found in thousands of stores worldwide from Spain to South Korea and Australasia.

The London-based company has recently signed a deal to sell its British-made products across the US.

It has agreed a deal with Walgreens, America's fifth largest retailer.

Bulldog turned over £8 million in 2014 and forecasted £11 million in revenues for 2015.

The company has said a key part of its success has been understanding each separate market, which has meant developing bespoke German language packaging to support a nationwide launch with a major supermarket chain, and creating new products to meet local consumer trends in Korea.

The company has said: "One day we'd love to put a Bulldog in every bathroom in the world."