Michelle Mone recently sold down her stake in Ultimo Brands International to 20 per cent to focus on motivational speaking and launching her own fake tan business, called UTan
Having first been a model after laving school at 15, Mone founded MJM International in 1996, a company which went on to develop the now famous Ultimo bra.
In the run in to the recent general election, Mone came out in support of the Conservatives and announced in her column with The Sun that: “”I am genuinely concerned that we could end up sleepwalking to this outcome: Ed Miliband in Downing Street, being bullied about by Nicola Sturgeon.”
She believed that Labour and the Scottish National Party (SNP) would be a “horror show” for the economy. “Their sums just don’t add up,” she added.
She saw the Conservative agenda as being the best one for business, adding that these days retailers “have smiles on their faces” and the “high street’s buzzing”.
Explaining her new decision to leave Scotland, Mone said on Twitter: “Been a long hard decision, but I’m moving away for many reasons. Ultimo HQ will still remain. My passion and love will never die for #Scotland.”
Been a long hard decision,but I'm moving away for many reasons.Ultimo HQ will still remain.My passion&love will never die for #Scotland
— Michelle Mone OBE (@MichelleMone) May 21, 2015
She then went on to add: “Not to all the SNP muppets. I haven’t turned my back on Scotland purely biz global commitments [sic]. I certainly won’t miss u angry, hated, jealous lot [sic].”
In April, it was announced that Mone had put her £1m Glasgow property on the market, having initially bought it in 2011.