Leading online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has been ranked at number 51 in the seventh annual Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200.
The Sunday Times HSBC International Track 200 ranks Britain's mid-market private companies with the fastest-growing international sales, measured over the last two years of available accounts.
Lovehoney is ranked at number 51 nationally and number 6 for the South West region after overseas sales grew 60% pa to £12.1m over the last two years.
The Bath-based business has launched websites in the US, Australia, France, Germany, the EU and most recently, Canada and has benefited from the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, for which it holds the worldwide license for pleasure products.
Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: “We’re thrilled to have made the Sunday Times’ top 200 fastest growing international companies for a second year running.
“It’s another great boost for the company after receiving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade earlier in the year.
“Lovehoney is now firmly established as the leading global retailer of sexual wellbeing products.”
Companies also featured in this year’s league table include the likes of Mountain Warehouse, Skyscanner and Missguided.
Award-winning sex toy manufacturer and retailer Lovehoney has just launched a brand new website for its Canadian customers.
Canucks can now enjoy all of the same great deals they were able to get from the retailer's US site, Lovehoney.com, tailored to them with Canadian dollars and flavoured (not flavored) lubricants.
Lovehoney.ca will offer customers free delivery with orders over $49.99 and an impressive 365-day returns policy - a first for the Canadian adult industry.
Lovehoney's co-owner Richard Longhurst said: "Canadians often get lumped together with their American neighbours when it comes to online retail. So we decided it was about time we offered our Canadian shoppers dedicated customer service and clarity when shopping - using the correct terms and currency."
According to Canadian news site The Loop's annual Love and Sex Survey, 54% of kinky Canadians have tried some form of BDSM in the bedroom and 55% currently own a sex toy.
Lovehoney has come top in Good Housekeeping magazine’s prestigious survey to find the world’s best sex toy.
The Lovehoney Desire Clitoral Vibrator was voted best out of 25 vibrators from various international manufacturers which were tried and tested by a panel of 270 women.
It got an overall score of 74/100 and was a hit with nine out of the ten women who tried it.
Good Housekeeping said: “It has a great range of speeds and pulses and is surprisingly quiet for the intense sensations achieved.”
A Good Housekeeping survey found that 46% of women were more likely to have an orgasm with their vibrator, while 44% found it easier to have an orgasm and 24% said they were more sexually satisfied after using a vibrator.
Almost one in five (18%) had more sex than before while using vibrators and 13% said their use made them more confident in asking for what they want in bed.
International sex toy manufacturer Lovehoney joined forces with its official Chinese distributor Aura for its first ever exhibition at China Adult Care Expo 2016 in Shanghai.
Lovehoney’s Co-founder Neal Slateford and Business Development Executive Ilona Laboviciute were on hand to answer questions about their exciting brands and showcase new products from Fifty Shades of Grey.
Laboviciute said: “The show was a great way to make a splash in the Asian market and to raise the profile of Lovehoney and its brilliant brands in that part of the world.
“Demand is growing as the Asian market is opening up to sex toys and we’re excited to be part of this transition.
“It was the first time we’d had the pleasure of working alongside our Chinese distributor Aura and we are looking forward to a very successful year ahead.”
Representing team Aura were Chapmond Law (Company Director), Natalie Law (Marketing and Sales Manager) and Giny Ho (Marketing and Sales Coordinator).
Lovehoney’s first key product of 2016 has sold out instantly thanks to a mass of mainstream press coverage.
The Sqweel XT for Men was launched at the ANME Founders Show in January where it sold over 2,000 units and orders have continued to soar ever since.
Lovehoney’s General Sales Manager Jim Primrose said: “We’re unable to keep the Sqweel XT on shelves, such is the level of orders at the moment.
“Our trade customers are having to pre-order more stock, which will be arriving very soon.”
The Sqweel XT has received a mainstream media blitz in the weeks following its launch.
Europe's biggest free newspaper, Metro, told its four million daily readers that it was ‘just the job’ for male pleasure while the UK’s most popular newspaper, The Sun, raved to readers with the jokey headline ‘Who needs a girlfriend?’.
The Queen has honoured Britain’s biggest online sex toy retailer with a top award.
Lovehoney has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in International Trade for outstanding growth in overseas sales over the last three years.
Owners Richard Longhurst and Neal Slateford will be attending a reception held by the Queen at Buckingham Palace on July 14.
They received the award 14 years to the day from when they started selling sex toys online from Richard’s bedroom in Bath. Now Lovehoney has a turnover of £60 million and employs more than 250 people all over the world.
The award - described as ‘the highest accolade for business success’ - allows Lovehoney to use The Queen’s Award emblem in advertising, marketing and on packaging for a period of five years as a symbol of quality and success.
Leading online sex toy retailer Lovehoney has been named among the top 100 British companies with the fastest growing profits.
Published yesterday, the 17th annual Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table ranks private businesses with the fastest-growing profits over three years.
Lovehoney is ranked at number 94 nationally and number 9 for the South West region after a 56 per cent rise in profits to £3 million.
The Bath-based business has launched US, Australian, French, German and EU websites over the last two years and has benefited from the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, of which it holds the worldwide license for pleasure products.
Lovehoney co-founder Neal Slateford said: “This announcement is very exciting for us and we’re thrilled to have ranked in such a prestigious league table.
“Seeing Lovehoney grow so quickly has been incredible and a very exciting journey for everyone involved.
“The last couple of years have been fundamental in solidifying Lovehoney as a household name both in the adult industry and the mainstream alike.”
Companies featured in last year’s league table include the likes of Skyscanner, Tangle Teezer and Krispy Kreme.
The league table and awards programme is sponsored by BDO and UBS Wealth Management, and is compiled by Fast Track, the Oxford-based research and networking events firm.
Despite being 11 months from release, the hype for the Fifty Shades Darker movie is building at a rate of knots.
Filming has already started for the most hotly anticipated film of 2017, which hits cinemas in time for Valentine’s Day next year, and critics believe it will be a matter of months before we’re teased by steamy trailers and music tracks.
Every day, the mainstream press reveal exciting developments from the new movie, making it a permanent fixture on the public’s radar.
International sex toy firm Lovehoney, which owns the global licence to design and manufacture Official Fifty Shades of Grey pleasure products, is encouraging adult retailers and distributors to prepare for a new wave of demand as excitement for the film builds momentum.
Lovehoney’s General Sales Manager, Jim Primrose, said: “Last year, we experienced spikes in sales after each trailer for the first Fifty Shades of Grey movie was released.
The Sqweel XT for Men USB Rechargeable Oral Sex Simulator has arrived.
The revolutionary toy features ten twirling tongues which rotate at three speeds to accurately simulate male oral sex for the first time.
Makers Lovehoney say the toy offers the ‘ultimate joy’ for men on tap.
Lovehoney, Britain’s biggest online sex toy retailer, is hailing 2016 as the ‘Year of the Male Sex Toy’ after a 20% surge in sales of products aimed at men.
Fifty Shades of Grey revolutionised the way couples enjoyed sex toys and soft-bondage products, and global sales of female toys have tripled over the last four years.
Now men are muscling in on the action by increasingly experimenting with their own toys. The Sqweel XT allows men to engulf one distinct area with sensation or move from head to stem for deep, real-feel fellatio.
Lovehoney is the subject of a new fly-on-the-wall TV series starting on Valentine’s Day.
The Joy of Sex Toys takes a cheeky peek behind-the-scenes at the thriving sex toy firm with sales of £45 million a year.
The four-part series starting on the Lifetime satellite channel at 10pm on Sunday (Feb 14) focuses on the warm and friendly characters who work in the warehouse in Bath.
Each episode features strong, character-driven storylines from a cast of pickers, packers, buyers, customer care staff, toy reviewers and the team at Lovehoney’s famous returns department.
Customers can return any toy for up to a year after purchase even if it is not faulty, and it is rubber-gloved Andrea and Katrina’s job to sort through all the returned packages and customers’ hilarious accompanying letters.