In 1990 John Sharman and his wife Heather set up the Rainbow business, after observing a strong demand for branded fragrances and cosmetics at discounted prices. They set up a fragrance kiosk, which turned over in excess £1m in the first year.
John and Heather have since built Rainbow into a multi-million pound business, working with some of the world’s largest retail groups, in over 32 countries. In 2010, John became Chairman, when son Stephen Sharman joined Rainbow as Managing Director. He continues to play an active role in the company.