Sweet smell of international success for First Natural Brands after Santander funding

First Natural Brands
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First Natural Brand Ltd

Established in 2007, First Natural Brands Ltd (FNB) is a market leading UK developer, manufacturer and seller of 100% natural essential oils and wellbeing products. Sales mainly relate to FNB’s Tisserand brand, plus products developed for key customers under private label brands including Botanics (Boots) and Miaroma (Holland & Barrett).
 
The Tisserand brand dates back to the 1970s and originates from Robert Tisserand who was a pioneer in the use of essential oils and is well known in the industry. FNB has achieved strong growth in recent years and now holds the largest share of retail shelf space for essential oils in the UK.

First Natural Brands (FNB) had plans to expand internationally, so they approached Santander who supported the business with a unique funding package.  

We’re delighted to agree this strategic investment with Santander, whose global network will help us expand our iconic brand into new international markets and support our strong UK manufacturing base.

Sanam Shah

CFO, First Natural Brands

Demand for essential oils and wellbeing products has seen a significant growth in recent years, so the funding will support investment in stock, increase the number of employees help build further infrastructure for the business. This will help FNB deliver it’s international growth plans, which includes expanding the business into the US and new European markets. 

We’re delighted to have become First Natural Brands’ banking partner, supporting the next phase of its growth strategy. Our unique funding package combines growth capital and trade loans with invoice discounting. This, together with our international support solutions, will help this fast-growing British company to expand worldwide through investment in stock and overseas trade infrastructure.

Dave Muse

Director, Growth Capital, Santander

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