£148m Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford, 48, forms ‘strictly business relationship’ with glamorous 30-year-old ‘mumpreneur’ in UK… as he plans new life in Australia
- Adrian, 48, has struck up a friendship with 30-year-old Nikki Costello-Brummitt
- She describes herself as ‘mumpreneur’ and owns luxury kids’ clothes business
- Euromillions winner has become a shareholder and provided her with an office
- Single mother insists it’s a business relationship, despite apparently holidaying together in Cyprus
Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford has formed a business relationship with a glamorous single mother and has provided her with an office ‘on his premises’
Adrian, 48, who scooped a £148 million jackpot in 2012 told last week how he was planning to start a new life in Australia after MailOnline revealed he was selling his Georgian mansion and country estate.
But in the meantime he has forged a business link with Nikki Costello-Brummitt, 30, who describes herself as a ‘mumpreneur’ and runs an upmarket website selling luxury holiday clothes for children.
Euromillions winner Adrian Bayford, 48, has forged a friendship with a glamourous single mother
Nikki Costello-Brummitt, 30, describes herself as a ‘mumpreneur’ and runs a luxury kids’ clothes business
The larger than life former postman has put money into her business www.looklikecool.com through the Government’s Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme which offers tax relief to investors in small firms.
Nikki has now been provided with an office by Adrian, according to her successful businessman father, and has become a shareholder in her business.
But the pair have also become close friends and last month they apparently went on holiday together to catch the last rays of the summer sun in Cyprus.
The lottery winner has put money into her business and given the single mother an office
Father-of-two Adrian has notoriously been unlucky in love with two failed romances behind him since splitting up with his wife Gillian around 15 months after his big win.
But Nikki who has a three-year-old daughter insisted that there was no romance between them.
She told MailOnline that she was ‘absolutely not’ in a personal relationship with the lottery winner who runs two second hand music and memorabilia shops.
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Nikki said: ‘I wanted to clear a few things up. I don’t know what you heard or what you have been told, but I have a business relationship with Adrian.
‘He has invested in my business through the SEIS and that’s as far as it goes. It is strictly a business relationship.’
Adrian is believed to have first met Nikki when he was with his former stable girl fiancée Sam Burbidge who has a large number of friends in the horse racing industry.
Ms Costello-Brummitt told MailOnline that she was ‘absolutely not’ in a personal relationship with Bayford – despite the pair apparently holidaying in Cyprus last month
Nikki was married at the time to Oliver Costello, 34, who is a bloodstock manager at Newmarket.
Sam had previously worked as a groom for Nikki’s father Nick Brummitt who has set up multiple online businesses including e-commerce website Wowcher.
Mr Brummitt also maintained that his daughter and Adrian only had a business relationship, describing him as ‘a lovely, lovely man’.
He said: ‘He has simply invested in Nikki’s business under the SEIS scheme. There is nothing more than that. She has got an office at his premises.
‘Starting any new business isn’t easy so you need all the help you can get.’
Adrian has notoriously been unlucky in love with two failed romances behind him since splitting up with his wife
When asked about claims that Nikki and Adrian had just returned from holiday n Cyprus, he replied: ‘What Nikki does is actually none of anybody’s business.
‘They have a business relationship and there is nothing more. He is a very nice man. He has got his own children. She has got her own boyfriend.’
Nikki describes herself on her www.looklikecool.com website as ‘a single mum with an obsession with all things beautiful’ who was inspired to start her business when she found it ‘almost impossible’ to find clothes for her toddler daughter for a winter beach holiday.
She set up her company Fashionbrandz Ltd which owns her website in June last year and has not yet filed accounts.
Companies House records reveal that Adrian now owns 20 per cent of the business.
His shareholding was revealed in the company’s last confirmation statement in June this year.
The father-of-two separated with his wife Gillian around 15 months after they won the lottery
Nikki won a ‘Start Up Business of the Year’ award last April from the East of England area of the Federation of Small Businesses.
She said at the time: ‘ I would like my story so far to inspire other mums out there in business, especially with the ‘mumpreneur’/mum economy remaining such a hot topic and growing year-on-year, generating over £7billion for the UK economy in 2016 and supporting more than 204,000 jobs.’
Adrian who used to share a three bedroom house in Haverhill, Suffolk, with wife Gillian bought his mansion and surrounding land for around £6.5million soon after his win.
But he and his care assistant wife split up a few months later and she moved back to her native Scotland to start a new life.
Adrian then embarked on a relationship with stablegirl Sam, 30, and they became engaged.
Last week, the lottery winner announced he was selling his magnificent Georgian mansion and country estate near Linton, Suffolk, and moving to Australia
But he faced heartbreak in January last year when she walked out on him.
She reportedly took horses and a luxury horsebox that he had bought her.
Adrian then had a relationship with former Frankie & Benny’s waitress Lisa Kemp, but she left him earlier this year after she allegedly found intimate messages he had sent to his former chauffeur Marta Jarosz.
A close family friend of Marta who is married and lives in Haverhill denied at the time that she had ever been in a relationship with Adrian or that she had received any messages from him in recent years.
It was revealed last week how Adrian had instructed estate agents Strutt & Parker to market his house and more than 100 acres of parkland, fields and woods.
He stunned friends by announcing that he had decided to move to Australia to start a new life.
Adrian who is a big rock music fan began his second hand music career by selling old CDs on a market stall more than 20-years-ago, and later opened the Suffolk Music Centre in Haverhill.
He closed his shop within months of his win after reportedly becoming fed up with abuse from people coming in and demanding money off him.
Adrian got back into the retail business when he opened a film, music and memorabilia store called Black Barn Records in Cambridge in April, 2016.
He then bought the freehold of his old shop in Haverhill, and reopened it as another branch of Black Barn Records this summer.
Following his marriage split, he invested heavily in property and set up his own buy-to-let property empire through a company called St Just Housing.
Companies House records confirm that Adrian is in overall control of St Just Housing and latest accounts reveal it has assets worth nearly £10.2 million.
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