We're on a mission

to build a retail empire that's the
best place in the world to work.

Our brands
YOLO

We make things happen

We are a team of can-do people, that get results and have built a growing retail empire overnight!

We are a family

We are one big family that looks out for one another, spreading kindness and fun along the way.

We stand out

We choose to be innovators, act courageously, bold and do things in our own unique way.

We love challenges

We embrace challenges, dream big and are crazy enough to think we can actually change the world.

Who are we?

We're YOLO and we're on a mission to build a retail empire that also happens to be the best place in the world to work. We have brands in health, beauty, food, industry, lifestyle and outdoor leisure, but we are just getting started! 

Watch our video

Find out what we do at YOLO

2014

YOLO is founded

We launch YOLO with a vision to create a successful retail empire that starts at out kitchen table.

2015

Our first brands are born

We launch two brands, an online opticians called My Glasses Club and a subscription tea club called BRUU.

2016

We acquire a business

We acquire an loss making business in the hammock sector called Simply Hammocks and plan to grow it.

2017

Scayl is launched

We start a new business manufacturer packing and sealing machines for the food sector, called Scayl.

2018

New baby business

We get the licensing rights for Amazonas and launch Babyworld offering products for the baby market.

2019

We serve our millionth tea

BRUU serves its millionth cup of tea after a new and improved box revamp. and we double our team.

2020

Introducing Eye Lounge

We acquire a eyecare business with 33,000 customers and rebrand and relaunch it within 30 days.

2021

Growth & Acquisitions

We invest in multi-million deal with worlds biggest hammock brand, report record growth and invest in a new warehouse.

Simply Hammocks

Europe's biggest hammock retailer

OUR BRANDS

BRUU

The UK's favourite gourmet subscription tea club

OUR BRANDS

Scayl

Supplying the food industry with packing machines

OUR BRANDS

Eye Lounge

Leading online eyecare pharmacy

OUR BRANDS

My Glasses Club

Online opticians selling top brands

OUR BRANDS

Babyworld

Baby products for a deeper and safer sleep

OUR BRANDS

Amazonas UK

Europe's biggest hammock retailer and manufacturer

OUR BRANDS

Cosmetics Lab

UK independent cosmetics manufacturing facility

OUR BRANDS

Latest news

An Average Day at YOLO
An Average Day at YOLO

Recently  YOLO’s founder, Scott Woodhead, won the 42 under 42 Award for Yorkshire. Scott is also one of only a few entrepreneurs to win the award in multiple regions, having been awarded it in the Northwest...

Read more
Businessman Wins Yorkshire  42 Under 42 Award 2022
Businessman Wins Yorkshire 42 Under 42 Award 2022

Last week YOLO’s founder, Scott Woodhead, took home the ‘42 under 42 Award’ for Yorkshire, at the coveted Insider Business Awards Ceremony held in the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds. The event, hosted by In...

Read more
YOLO acquires Cosmetics Lab
YOLO acquires Cosmetics Lab

We’re excited to announce that we have recently acquired Horsham-based cosmetics manufacturer, Cosmetics Laboratories. They’ve been operating for over 15 years, and we’re excited to be taking on this compan...

Read more

Our 2030 Campus

We want to build a YOLO campus in the North Yorkshire Dales to attract talent from the major cities into our region and give them  the perfect balance between an exciting career opportunity and being surrounded by natural beauty. 

READ MORE