James Hibbert: Dress2kill
Focus: Mobile bespoke tailoring
Hibbert never settles for ‘good enough’. Bored in his recruitment job, he quit. Horrified by the lack of enthusiasm shown by a visiting tailor, he launched his own company to do it better. In need of advice he wrote to and got feedback from Richard Branson and Charles Dunstone. The market has taken notice of Dress2kill too. Offering modern bespoke tailoring from £350 through workplaces, online and partnerships, the company has 2,500 customers, 80% repeat business and is on course to double turnover to £1m this year. The company’s first salon will open later this year providing the complete gentleman’s grooming and tailoring service.