Leighton Denny leaves eponymous brand

Leighton Denny, founder of the eponymous nail brand Leighton Denny Expert Nails, has announced his departure from the company.

Denny said he will focus on other interests but will remain major shareholder and director of parent company Leighton Denny Ltd. He founded Leighton Denny Expert Nails in 2005 and said the time was now right for a “complete change”.

Denny was at the helm of the company for the first 10 years but decided 18 months ago to step back to a part time creative consultant role while pursuing other projects.

He commented: “I could not be more proud of the company’s product range and what it currently stands for.  In leaving, my goal is to allow the team a clean start from S/S 2017.  I’m extremely honoured to have founded and led this company and proud to have worked with so many great people. Most of all, I will always be eternally grateful to all the customers who have continued to give me such amazing support throughout my career.”

Leighton Denny Ltd still owns the Leighton Denny Expert Nails trademark and licenses the rights to product manufacturer Richards & Appleby. Denny formerly worked as a freelance consultant for Richards & Appleby on the product range but from now on, Richards & Appleby will have complete control of the range, formulae and all new products in development.