Arran Aromatics

Endless became the majority investor in Arran Aromatics (t/a ARRAN Sense of Scotland)  in March 2017. Arran Aromatics is a luxury cosmetics business, making bath, body and beauty products by hand from its home on the iconic Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland.

The business was founded by Janet Russell and her husband Iain in the kitchen of their cottage on the Isle of Arran in 1989. Since then, it has grown to be one of the best-loved brands in Scotland employing over 60 people. The business retains a strong family ethos and we are delighted that members of the Russell family continue with the business to this day. 

Since acquiring the business, Endless has strengthened the senior team with the appointment of a Chairman, Mark Pacitti, who brings 30+ years of experience in corporate finance and consumer products, previously Corporate Finance Global Leader at Deloitte. We also appointed a highly experienced Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Meechan, with a strong background in growing FMCG brands, previously holding senior roles at Whyte & Mackay and AG Barr plc.

Under the new management team, the business has developed into a true multi-channel retailer and distributor, with a strong D2C proposition across both e-commerce and retail as well as a growing wholesale business into retailers and hotels. These channels leverage Arran’s high quality in-house product development capabilities which include on-site capabilities for new product development, manufacturing and quality control.

Adam Keasey who leads the investment for Endless said: "Arran is one of those quintessentially Scottish brands that resonates with consumers around the world. We are delighted to be working with Mark, Kevin and the Russell family to continue the progress of recent years of establishing Arran on a global stage.”