The second edition of the LSE’s list highlights the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses and acknowledges their exceptional importance to the UK’s economic growth and job creation.
The International Institute for Anti-Ageing (iiaa) was acknowledged in the report due to its exceptional growth in the wholesale sector, outperforming its peers. Iiaa is a provider of high quality education, in-salon services and products to the professional beauty industry in the UK and Ireland. Its product offer includes Environ skin care, Jane Ireldale mineral cosmetics and its own supplements brand, Advanced Nutrition Programme.
David Alpert, iiaa founder and managing director commented on the proactive strategies that underpin iiaa’s success: “In 2008, when competitors were battening down the hatches and making redundancies we instead focused on recession busting strategies. By hiring more staff and expanding point-of-sale services to support our network of stockists we have been growing faster than other brands in the professional beauty sector. Testimony to an exceptional product portfolio and a highly motivated workforce that run a well-oiled machine.“