EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: The jobs loss blemish on Trinny Woodall's beauty empire

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She was champion known arsenic 1 half of nan acerbic posh brace who counselled 'fashion disasters' connected BBC makeover show What Not To Wear. But past Trinny Woodall underwent a translator of her ain – becoming 1 of Britain's astir successful beauty entrepreneurs.

Last year, it was disclosed that her brand, Trinny London, had much than tripled its turnover successful 12 months to a immense £44.2million. One of her astir celebrated products, a £35 glow-boosting suncream, was said to beryllium sold each 10 seconds.

Now, however, nan first blemish has appeared connected nan look of nan company.

I perceive that cardinal unit astatine Trinny London's caput offices were laid disconnected past week arsenic portion of a awesome restructuring.

'There person been a batch of tears,' I'm told. 'People who thought they had dream jobs person been fixed their marching orders. It's very sad.'

Business: Trinny Woodall (pictured) has go 1 of Britain's astir successful beauty entrepreneurs

Success: Last twelvemonth it was disclosed that her brand, Trinny London, had much than tripled its turnover successful 12 months to a immense £44.2 million

A root astatine nan institution confirms that unit person been made redundant. 'The quality of nan institution is changing,' nan root tells me. 'It is transitioning from a start-up to a mid-sized company.

'As a result, 16 members of unit are losing their jobs. That's 7 per cent of our full staff. However, 35 caller roles are being created.'

The business, which Woodall group up successful 2017, made a gross profit of £27.4million successful nan twelvemonth to March 2021, a monolithic summation connected nan erstwhile year's £8.5million. Sales extracurricular Europe soared from £1.9million to £13.4million, according to accounts revenge astatine Companies House.

Social media has been cardinal to nan occurrence of Trinny London, which has called itself a 'digital brand'.

Woodall posts hours of contented connected her Instagram account, sometimes aggregate times a day, promoting her skincare and constitution products to her cardinal followers. She receives tens of thousands of YouTube views a week.

Often appearing bare-faced and not acrophobic to propulsion bizarre expressions pinch hilarious effect has helped her to triumph legions of fans.

Describing societal media arsenic 'essential', she said: 'If anyone leaves a remark connected my channels, I 'like' it and respond. The much you tin create a two-way interaction, nan better.'

Products: One of her astir celebrated products, a £35 glow-boosting suncream, was said to beryllium sold each 10 seconds

But it wasn't each plain sailing, pinch nan business losing £800,000 successful its first year.

Woodall, 59, has spoken of her tears astatine nan first 'appalling' prototype of nan Trinny London make-up products, which fitted together successful a stack.

'It looked inexpensive and clunky,' she told The Mail On Sunday's You magazine. 'It was a horrible infinitesimal and I really cried. But I kept going. Eleven prototypes later, we sewage it right.'

Described by friends arsenic 'the astir self-sufficient personification they've ever met', she launched herself into nan task by trading her 20-year postulation of designer clothes, raising £60,000 to tide nan institution complete while she fundraised pinch investors.

The girl of a banker, and knowledgeable astatine boarding schools from nan property of six, she first ventured into business by trading velvet hairsbreadth bows dressed up pinch brooches pinch a friend astatine nan property of 16. 'We were stocked successful Harvey Nichols, but it fizzled out,' she said.

She later wrote a play style file successful a newspaper pinch Susannah Constantine, which was turned into What Not To Wear. The show went connected to triumph a Royal Television Society Award.

Woodall, who divided up pinch super-rich creation trader Charles Saatchi, 80, earlier this twelvemonth aft a decade together, said nan presumption he bankrolled her business down nan scenes sewage to her 'more than thing other because it's nan furthest from nan truth'.

Saatchi was antecedently joined to tv navigator Nigella Lawson, who claimed that she was subjected to 'intimate terrorism' during their ten-year marriage.

Woodall's ex-husband, Johnny Elichaoff, begetter of her girl Lyla, fell to his decease from a London car parkland successful 2014 aged 55 aft he 'lost everything' successful a bid of grounded lipid investments.

A Trinny London spokesperson declines to comment. 

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