COMPANY PROFILE - Dizz Group of Companies

(+356) 2122 5589
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DIZZ Buildings
Carob Street, St. Venera
SVR 1700, Malta
Our mission is that of exceeding our customers’ expectations by providing them with the highest standards of service delivery and quality standards. The
group targets ongoing growth prospects across a spread of industries whilst providing further employment opportunities to a dedicated team of personnel.
The group is owned by the parent company Dizz Group of Companies Ltd, a company registered in Malta bearing company registration number C64435
with its head office situated at Dizz Buildings, Carob Street, Santa Venera, Malta. The company is owned equally by Diane Izzo and her husband Kar Izzo.
Diane was the mastermind behind the set-up of the group in the year 2000 and its eventual continuous bursts of growth. Still in her thirties she is in by far
one of Malta’s leading and innovative entrepreneurs who has successfully made a strong name for the group in the fashion, beauty and catering industries
and she believes that the group has more growth prospects ahead. Diane occupies to the role of
Chief Executive Officer within the group and drives the strategy and expansionary plans of the group.
The group is backed by strong levels of equity and profitability and therefore enjoys very positive
backing by its bankers, suppliers and other stakeholders. Karl is a reference point for the group as
the Public Relations Officer and attends all important company meetings both locally and overseas,
assisting Diane in all major decisions that are taken.
The group’s core activity is that of importing and retailing of fashion wear by means of its franchise
agreements, warehouse stores and retail outlets. In fact the group is the franchisee of the prestigious
fashion brands Terranova, Calliope, Liu Jo and Make Up Store. The group has more recently also
invested in a number of cafeterias under the exclusive franchise Pascucci. Apart from these segments
Dizz Group also owns a shareholding in YouVee Sunglasses and the Dean Gera hair salons.
The group engages over one hundred and fifty personnel and is an equal opportunities employer.
The sectional heads of the departments include the Chief Operations Manager, the Chief Financial
Officer, the Head of Human Resources and the Head of Sales and Marketing. Diane also believes in
innovative management practices which sees empowerment of staff and few tiers of management
Terranova is an international clothing franchise owned by Teddy SpA, a family-owned
multinational group established in 1961 that is today one of the largest and well established
clothing companies in Europe. After venturing into wholesaling in the 1970s, Teddy
launched the Terranova brand in 1988, along with the franchising format of “licensing on
consignment”. In 1990 the concept immediately spread abroad and today the group has
over 550 stores for its brands Terranova, Calliope and Terranova Kids in 36 countries.
The Terranova collection today embraces men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and
accessories, a collection that is unbeatable in terms of its variety and affordability. Terranova
epitomises the ‘Italian spirit’, latest fashion, constantly changing product ranges and ever
improving quality.
Terranova outlets may be found at Baystreet St. Julian’s, Embassy Valletta, Main Street
Paola, St. Venera and The Point Sliema.
Liu • Jo
LIU•JO’s creative philosophy is devoted to the enhancement of the natural femininity
and beauty of every woman. Set up in 1995 by the brothers Marco and Vannis Marchi,
they express this through a style that is refined, glamorous and always open to individual
A top-end franchise with outlets in several countries. Its designers work energetically and
enthusiastically, endeavouring to propose modern and attractive creations, characterised
by the unmistakable identity – a clear, recognisable stylistic trait, supported by a production
standard combining the selection of the best materials, and a careful and focused selection
of details.
Liu•Jo outlets may be found at Baystreet St. Julian’s, The Point Sliema, Republic Street Valletta
and The Designer Hub Sliema.
Calliope, another franchise brand launched by Teddy SpA in 2005 and Malta was amongst
the first countries where the franchise was available. The main aim of the brand is to
conquer new customers with refined, dressy styles, while showing concern for quality and
comfortable clothing. This brand appeals to women aged 35 and older. There is a more
discerning choice of glamorous outfits, appealing to those who are elegant, self-confident
and independent, apart from those active in business.
Calliope outlets may be found at Baystreet St. Julian’s and The Point Sliema.
Caffè Pascucci is a new franchise concept, which is present in eight locations throughout
Italy, apart from 13 other countries around the world. Pascucci is Italy’s number two coffee
producer and, apart from being synonymous with different coffee blends, has a vast range
of highly original beverages and snacks for every moment of the day.
The first franchised Pascucci cafeteria was inaugurated in 2000 and a new production
plant at Monte Cerignone, which favours the storage of coffee beans because of its stable
humidity, was built to further improve quality. Alberto Pascucci was given an award in 2006
by the Chamber of Commerce for having led the family business to such high quality levels
of excellence.
Pascucci cafeterias are located at Baysteet St. Julian’s and St. Venera.
Make Up Store
The Group has also invested in Make Up Store, one of the fastest growing Swedish
companies, with over 200 stores in more than 20 countries worldwide. The store, located
at The Point Sliema offers a personalised service, competent advice and high-quality
cosmetic products at affordable prices.
With a heritage rooted in education, Make Up Store continues to place its focus on
teaching customers, not just selling to them. Make Up Store’s clientele includes people
in the beauty industry, such as make-up artists, hairdressers and models, as well as
teenagers, working executives, grandmothers, men, celebrities and royalty.
Dean Gera
Dean Gera represents an established Maltese brand name in the hair salon industry.
Dean was born in 1985 into a family of hairdressers. His mother, aunt and uncle also
hold prestigious names among the Maltese locals. Dean also trained under Trevor Sorbie
in his famous salon in Covent Garden.
“ Managing our vision for growth,
by means of our insight.”
The well equiped and modern salons, located at Embassy Valletta and The Point Sliema
are very popular and attract many Maltese locals as well as tourists.
You Vee Sunglasses
At You Vee, one finds a vast range of designer brand sunglasses and brings the very best
the world of designer eyewear has to offer.
You Vee is located at The Point Sliema and offers a top level of customer service which is
oriented to help customers in selecting their best fitting shades.
Bay Street Complex
Bay Street Shopping Complex offers its customers a
great mix of high street brands, quality independent
shops, restaurants, services, family entertainment
and even a four star hotel. The Complex opens from
10am until 10pm, 7 days a week.
Located in the heart of Malta’s premier tourist
destination, St. George’s Bay, its unique blend of
indoor & outdoor shopping, dining and leisure is
complemented with a regular events & entertainment
programme creating a lively atmosphere for families
and shoppers all year round.
1. Baystreet St. Julian’s - Terranova, Calliope, Liu•Jo, Pascucci
2. The Point Sliema - Terranova, Calliope, Liu•Jo, Make Up Store, Dean Gera, You Vee Sunglasses
3. Embassy Valletta - Terranova, Dean Gera
4. Main Street Paola - Terranova
5. St. Venera - Terranova, Pascucci
6. The Designer Hub Sliema - Liu•Jo
7. Republic Street Valletta - Liu•Jo
The Point
The Point is the first of its kind in the retail sector,
14,000 sqm of retail floor space, integrating fashion
with technology, home ware, dining and leisure
under one roof. All this comes with the added
convenience of a large adjacent car park. Products
and services range from a loaf of freshly baked bread,
to the latest fashionable trends on the shelves of the
numerous international fashion outlets. The myriad
collection of products and brands appealing to all
ages and satisfying the different needs and desires
of customers, is what makes the Point the growing
success that it is to date.
Dizz Group of Companies has a futuristic
As CEO of the group Diane Izzo and her team
vision of expansion and growth similar to what
also envision the opening of further retail
it has experienced over the past number of
outlets of current and future further new
In fact the group will be investing in a
brands in strategic locations and shopping
state of the art central head office building
malls with a focus on a high end customer
shopping experience. The future will also see
administration division, the procurement and
retail outlets spreads over larger spaces in
storage division together with an innovative
order to present a wider variety of clothing,
and new clothing manufacturing plant, and a
products and services to the Group’s customers.
Warehouse Outlet selling the clothing brands
The synergies that exist with current brands
at discounted warehouse prices and finally a
held together with the strength of equity held
Pascucci cafeteria to complement and complete
by the group will provide a pathway to further
the block. This will bring critical operations all
growth and success in the coming years. Malta is
under one roof. The manufacturing plant will
described by many as a jewel in the Mediterranean
also open up inroads into the export clothing
region and the group will continue to invest
market sector whilst the Warehouse Outlet will
in projects which will consolidate its current
provide customers with a multi-brand display
leadership position and market strength in Malta.
of the prestigious brands held by the Group.