Category: Entrepreneurs

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Turkish brands woo Britain

In sophisticated markets like the UK, you need spectacular branding. This process of creating a unique identity is not just about the company or product name and a logo, but also its values, personality, people, culture and service, which shape the way customers and the wider world perceive it. T-VINE takes a look at how […]

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Chalayan celebrates 1st anniversary of flagship store in Mayfair

One of London’s coolest fashion boutiques has just celebrated its one year anniversary. On 21st September 2015, CHALAYAN opened its first London store in Mayfair, retailing men’s and women’s ready-to-wear lines by brand owner and creative director Hussein Chalayan MBE. Nestled in the city’s emerging arts district, the store is part of the Grosvenor estate […]

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Fashion tycoon Cafer Mahiroğlu in BHS rescue bid
 

Turkish entrepreneur Cafer Mahiroğlu has joined forces with John Hargreaves, the founder of Matalan, to try to save British retailer BHS. The chain of 164 stores went into administration at the end of last month, putting 11,000 jobs at risk. The two men have formed a consortium to try to rescue the 88-year-old business, which […]

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Biotech billionaire Osman Kibar on Forbes Magazine front cover

A Turkish entrepreneur’s incredible inventions, including the so-called “God pill”, have propelled him on to the front cover of America’s leading business publication. Izmir-born Osman Kibar is named by Forbes as one of “30 global game changers” in a feature that will appear in the bi-monthly magazine’s 10 May 2016 issue. Educated at Istanbul’s renowned […]

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JJ Food Service in this year’s Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100

A Turkish Cypriot owned family business has been ranked among Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits. Headquartered in Enfield, JJ Food Service (JJ), a national food and catering wholesaler, appears at number 70 in the annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table, to be published tomorrow. The rankings are based on performance over […]

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Turkish brands meet UK counterparts at ‘quality in business’ conference in London

Owners of small and medium-sized businesses from diverse industry sectors in Turkey were in the capital on Thursday to explore business opportunities as part of a unique networking event organised by Leaders of Branding Intelligence (LOB’IN) and the European Turkish Association (ETA). Titled 8thInternational European Quality Conference, the business summit took place at the London South Bank University […]

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How Ted & Mus conquered Turkish barbering
 

We may be living through the austerity years, but one sector that is booming is men’s grooming. Men’s desire to splash the cash to look good has propelled the sector to be worth some £1 bn. It’s not just about buying moisturiser and bronzers. Guys are also bypassing the cheap and cheerful barbers’ shop where […]

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Turkish Cypriot entrepreneur Touker Suleyman joins BBC TV show Dragons’ Den

A successful Turkish Cypriot businessman is among three new Dragons entering the Den for series 13, the BBC announced on Tuesday. Retail king Touker Suleyman, whose business portfolio includes fashion brands Hawes & Curtis and Ghost, joins Moonpig.com founder Nick Jenkins and Sarah Willingham, creator of restaurant chain The Bombay Bicycle Club and existing Dragons […]