Simon Duffy On Starting, Scaling and Exiting Global Brands

Simon Duffy is the founder of hyper-popular men’s grooming product powerhouse, Bulldog Skincare, one of the most recognisable brands around the world, having expanded into 31 countries.

Simon joins Nick for this high-impact episode, in which he takes you on a direct journey from start-up to scale-up to exit strategy – a masterclass on the business journey itself, and how you can create and grow a business, as well as achieve the exit of your dreams.


  • We can always disrupt a market, because the incumbents in any space generally tend to be rooted in the past. There are always opportunities for innovation.
  • The entrepreneurial spirit must always be heeded as it tries to steer us through business. Follow your instincts, or you may reach the end of your career with regrets.
  • True innovation comes from proving that an idea germinated at a table surrounded by thinkers can precipitate change in an industry.
  • Partnering with those who wish to take the brand to the next level can often provide hitherto unexplored levels of innovation and growth. Always look for the positives in what others can bring.


‘The opportunities that interest me the most are the ones that involve disrupting a big market with a more sustainable version of the future’

‘We have to build something that can take on these juggernauts’

‘There is a healthy tension between strategy and execution’

‘A lot of brand screw it up, and we thought “We don’t want to make that mistake”‘


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Simon Duffy LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/simon-duffy-mbe-753306a/?originalSubdomain=uk


Nick Bradley is a renowned entrepreneur, investor, speaker, and business growth expert.

His background is growing and scaling Venture Capital and Private Equity backed businesses, across the UK, the US, and further afield.

Over the last decade, he has completed 117 acquisitions and 25 business exits with a combined valuation of over $5bn dollars.

His “Scale Up Your Business” podcast, which ranked #1 on iTunes’ business charts, has more than 350k downloads in over 130 countries.

His mission is to help business founders build valuable businesses and create life-changing exits so they can realise freedom, wealth, and impact. 


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