Vaughan is a market-leading supplier of decorative lighting and furnishings. Renowned for exceptional craftsmanship, quality, and timeless designs, Vaughan products are found in the finest interiors internationally, from private houses, state apartments to high-profile hotels and restaurants. Every product is designed in house then manufactured using the finest quality materials and traditional and authentic manufacturing methods. The business was founded in 1983 with flagship showrooms in London and New York. Products are also displayed in partner showrooms in Design Centres across the US and agents globally.


Lucy and Michael Vaughan, Founders of Vaughan, commented: “Alcuin were the standout candidates to support our management team guide Vaughan into the future. Aside from their great knowledge and experience of operating high quality, distinctive brands, they understand what Vaughan is about and wish to preserve the same ethos and culture. We feel this represents a really exciting opportunity for the Company. Many of the improvements needed, previously on our business plan wish list, can now become a reality.”


Sheila Wye, CEO of Vaughan, commented: “We are delighted to be working with Alcuin to deliver this next stage of growth. The last few years have been very successful for Vaughan which is testament to our management team and dedication of everyone in the business. We look forward to working with Alcuin to maximise potential both internationally and in our home markets.”


Neil Wilson, Partner at Alcuin Capital, commented: “Vaughan is a fantastic brand with a truly international presence. We are delighted to invest in the business and support its continued profitable growth, both in the UK and abroad.”

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