A family hair product business, fast becoming an industry leading brand, is the latest Patron of Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce.
Watermans, which manufactures premium hair growth products such as shampoo, conditioner, scalp elixir and vitamins, was founded in Rotherham by husband and wife team Matt and Gail Waterman in 2014.
Having grown to become a household name in the hair and beauty industry, the company works with reality TV celebrities and exports the brand around the world to countries including Australia, South Korea, USA, Canada, and Europe.
Watermans also recently secured its first department store contract in Taiwan.
The company decided to become a Patron as a way of strengthening their presence within the local business community, joining Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber alongside other new Patrons construction specialist Fortem and Public Relations consultants Cannon PR.
Drawing on her 26 years’ experience as a hair stylist and salon owner, Gail began noticing slow growth and damage to her own hair and after unsuccessfully trying existing products, began searching for a solution. Combining ancient hair remedies with alternative therapies, the basis of the Watermans brand was born.
Matt Waterman, co-founder of Watermans, said: “Our business has enjoyed a significant amount of growth over the past four years, within the UK and overseas. We are now setting our sights on the next phase of growth for the business and we felt becoming a Patron was not only a way of strengthening our links within the local business community, but also allowed us to access the range of the business support provided by the Chamber.”
Gail Waterman, co-founder of Watermans, said: “As a luxury brand we wanted to join at Patron level, which will not only help us to take the next step of growing our business, but also give back to the local business community and support the incredible work the Chamber undertakes.”
Andrew Denniff, Chief Executive of the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber said: “This is a home-grown, rapidly expanding business operating from the heart of our region and I am sure that we can both look forward to a long-term and beneficial relationship.”
The company operates four warehouse units, sells products on their website and Amazon, supplies hair salons across the world and regularly has its products featured in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, Tatler, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Fitness, Esquire and GQ.