Martin Penny

Martin Penny co-founded Good Hair Day (ghd) in 2001 purchasing the rights to hair straightening irons from a South Korean inventor.  By the end of the second year revenues stood at £12million against the forecast of £3/4million; Martin spearheaded the growth of the business, including expansion with a range of hair care products, to achieve a £37million turnover within 3 years and by Year 10 had grown the business to £146mllion turnover and was named in the Sunday Times Fast Track as the ‘Fastest Growing Company’. Today he is Managing Director and Chairman of environmental consultants OHS Ltd and recently launched Jack French Handbags Limited.