Jasmine Awards Announcement
The Fragrance Foundation Jasmine Awards Announcement: Sanjay Vadera, CEO of The Fragrance Shop to be a Judge!
Sanjay was born in Uganda and came to the UK along with his parents and two siblings in 1972 as a refugee, escaping the Dictator Idi Amin’s regime. Sanjay attended University at Manchester Polytechnic studying Computer Science and Physics. It was whilst at University he formed Per-Scent, his original B2B fragrance business. Per-Scent has since grown into one of the UK’s largest fragrance suppliers and distributors, supplying perfumes to many major retailers such as Asda and Superdrug.
In 2006, Sanjay purchased The Fragrance Shop from Peacocks and embarked upon an expansion plan, taking the retailer from the 92 stores it had then, to 170 across the UK today.
The Fragrance Shop is a privately owned, largest independent retailer of perfumes with high-street locations aside from having a strong online presence. Further expansion is now planned with 20 new stores targeted as well as plans to open stores overseas. In the 12 months from 31 March 2015, retail sales increased by £9.8 million to £100.2 million. The Fragrance Shop offers only the best and latest designer fragrances from the biggest brands.
Furthermore in 2012, The Fragrance Shop chose to partner with children's charity, Rays of Sunshine, with the business donating 5p from every transaction to them. To date, over £475,000 has been raised.