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Lancaster MBA Graduate runs successful cosmetic firm

02/08/2002 11:14:02

Victoria Principal, the actress who played Bobby Ewing's wife in the 1970's soap Dallas sells millions of pounds worth of cosmetics in the UK through a firm owned by Lancaster MBA graduate Mike Coyle.

The Liverpool based firm, Senator, handles telephone orders for boxes of cosmetics, stores the stock at Wavertree and packs them out to customers.

Mike took control of the company following a management buyout three years ago. Senator provides a call centre service and employs 230 staff with a turnover of £2.7m, anticipated to rise to £4m in three years time.

Other clients include P & O Ferries and Vodaphone. The company was recently listed as a member of the New Economics Foundation's Inner City 100 Index, which sets out to measure growth amongst companies in deprived urban areas.