Beverley Cappleman of hair and beauty outfit The Strand has a head for business

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PUBLISHED : Friday, 17 February, 2017, 3:35pm
UPDATED : Saturday, 18 February, 2017, 8:46am

In January, Hong Kong hosted the annual StartmeupHK Festival showcasing the city’s thriving start-up ecosystem. And it is thriving, with government body InvestHK saying the number of start-ups in the city rose from 1,558 in 2015 to 1,926 in 2016, making Hong Kong the fifth fastest-growing start-up ecosystem and the 25th largest overall.

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Today we catch up with Beverley Cappleman, founder of The Strand in Central.

Cappleman moved to Hong Kong in 1990 and opened her business in 2011, focusing on beauty services for men and women. Today it is home to an expert line-up of therapists and colourists as well as playing host to internationally renowned stylists.