Q&A: Bodycare’s Tony Brown on building a ‘truly national brand’


Founders Graham and Margaret Blackledge launched Bodycare in 1970 from a market stall in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. Today the health and beauty retailer’s portfolio has grown to more than 130 stores across the UK

A year after the business was sold to Baaj Capital, Bodycare is going through rapid changes to fuel expansion in the country and strengthen its foothold as a health and beauty retailer. 

Led by chief executive Tony Brown, Bodycare has the ambition to be a “truly national brand” as it embarks on a journey to expand to southern parts of the country with its first store in London opening in Walthamstow two weeks ago.


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