Jim Baillie

Jim Baillie

A British business leader within the Cosmetics, Beauty, Clothing and Luxury product arena's doing international business on all continents from a split China, UK and USA base.

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jimbaillie
Twitter: www.twitter.com/jimmybaillie
Others: www.arcadiaglo.com
London, United Kingdom
Member since November 02, 2014
Passionate about making products & growing brands. Quote_down
  • About
Investor interests
Type of investor Incubator
Typical investment size $50,000 - $100k
Typical investments in a year 1
Categories of interest
Locations of interest
Credentials None

I am a(n):


Companies I've founded or co-founded:
Arcadia Global, Cardz Group China, Cardz Group Africa, Cameron James Group Hong Kong
Companies I work or worked for:
Arcadia Global
If you're an entrepreneur or corporate innovator, why?

To build a better life for myself and my family.

My favorite startups:

Honest Company, Uber, Alibaba, Xero,

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

It is hell for the first few years.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs/innovators make?

They focus on the small things and not the bigger picture.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

Trust only yourself
Follow your vision and the money will follow
Important to find a work and life balance

Full bio

Originally from Portsmouth England; I moved to China at the end of 2005 and I have spent this time starting and managing full product manufacturing, packaging and distribution companies in Hong Kong and mainland China. 

I have in total 20 years’ business experience within the cosmetics, beauty and general consumer goods sectors which includes business development with the who’s who of global brands and retailers for full product manufacturing, packaging, product distribution and ecommerce. 2015 will be my 10th year doing business in and from China.

My working day is the best in the world. I get to help consumer brands, retailers and manufacturing companies make their products, I open their eyes to efficient ways of improving their manufacturing, supply chain and provide solutions of expanding their company and brand globally in countries like China with Arcadia Global.

I also specialise in International brand entry and growth in the Chinese market through offline distribution and retail channels and ecommerce solutions to a huge buying market of 500+ million consumers. I create more revenue and more profit margins for my brand clients through a rare knowledge, experience and partner network gained on the ground in China for almost 10 years.

Outside of my business life, I am a family man, husband and father of 3. I enjoy every spare minute of my time with them. I like to play golf and attend sporting events such as Golf, Rugby 7's and Formula 1 Grand Prix's