Rush comprises 85 salons mainly concentrated in London and the South East with a flagship store in the heart of Piccadilly. A recent regional salon opening programme has taken Rush to other major UK cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Nottingham, Birmingham, Bristol and York. L’Oreal is a key strategic brand partner, supplying both retail and professional products.
In 2017 Rush secured a £16million minority investment from LDC to support a national rollout programme.
The investment will help accelerate Rush’s national expansion of the brand as the company plans to accelerate the roll out and almost double its salon count over the next four years.
In March 2017 Rush appointed Christopher Rogers as its non-executive chairman. Christopher has over eleven years of experience as a main board director of Whitbread plc, the UK’s largest hospitality company, where he held roles as group finance director and managing director of Costa Coffee, one of the world’s leading coffee chains. Rogers stepped down from his positions as Costa Coffee managing director and executive director for parent company Whitbread Plc in July 2016. He is currently a non-executive director of Travis Perkins plc.
Christopher has joined Rush to help accelerate the national rollout of the brand. With over 20 years of experience in leadership roles with some of the UK’s biggest names in the leisure and retail sector, he brings considerable knowledge and expertise to the business’ management team.
We have known Yann and his team for several years. As a family business, it's important for us to work with an investment partner that shares our ethos and vision.Andy Phouli, Founder, Rush