Case Studies
2 men from Scaramouche and Fandango stood behind a table of stationary and skincare products

Scaramouche + Fandango

Partner: MarketFinance
Region: London
Location: London
Programme: Investment Programme and our other commercial investments

Founded in 2013 by Ian Linaker and Kenny Harmel, British men’s skincare brand Scaramouche + Fandango has gone from strength to strength.

The founders saw an opportunity in the market for a premium men’s skincare brand that kept things simple and stripped back to essentials. Having grown from 4 to around 40 staff over the past four years, the company sells its products through high-end retailers including M&S, John Lewis and Selfridges.

International expansion beckons

Having spent the past few years travelling around the world with global expansion in mind, the company now sells its range of products in South Africa, North America and Asia, as well as keeping business booming back home in the UK.

Scaramouche & Fandango was also selected to provide a bespoke amenities range for Etihad Airways, catering for its business class passengers in the air – as well as in the airline’s private lounges.

Following expansion of the amenities division and an acquisition, the group is diversifying its business to include services for even more airlines.

Keeping the cash flowing

“We have to pay our suppliers up to 60 days in advance, and our invoices might not be paid until up to 90 days after we invoice. That puts an immense pressure on cash flow,” explains co-founder Ian Linaker.

“MarketInvoice has been invaluable in allowing us to liquidate cash from longer term payers and reinvest capital to help grow our business.”

“The service has been incredibly supportive and offers a great level of flexibility. We would most definitely recommend MarketInvoice without hesitation. It’s a refreshing change to what is available in the finance market.”

MarketInvoice, supported by British Business Bank Investments Ltd,  provides short-term, secured working capital finance to growing businesses. After initial application and approval, a company’s invoices and other trade receivables are sold in trading sessions to an investor pool of high net worth individuals and institutions.


Find out more about Scaramouche + Fandango

Back to case studies index