Meet the trailblazers changing the face of the beauty and wellbeing sector
The health and beauty industry is booming, but wellbeing today is so much more than just a lucrative business: it's a way of life for millions of people around the world.
In the UK alone, the market is worth £24billion and growing by 10% year on year. This is a worldwide trend: 2016 saw more health and beauty shops opening in western Europe than any other type of retailer.
Bespoke, personal, empowering: the beauty and wellbeing business is the place to be. We have invited the founders behind some of the best-known health and beauty brands to hear about their business journey and the values behind their brands. You will have the opportunity to ask our expert panel your burning questions, but also to make connections over drinks and canapés at the networking reception after the event (which is included in the ticket price).
Liz Earle MBE, wellbeing entrepreneur and founder of Liz Earle Wellbeing: a global brand pioneer, Liz co-founded (but is no longer connected to) the multi-award winning Liz Earle Beauty Co., before moving on to launch Liz Earle Wellbeing. She is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine (published internationally by Hearst), founder of Liz Earle Fair and Fine, an award-winning range of Fairtrade gold botanical jewellery and hosts the popular Wellness with Liz Earle weekly podcast.
Mark Constantine OBE, Co-founder and Managing Director of Lush: Since establishing 22 years ago, Lush handmade Cosmetics has had innovation and ethics at the heart of it. This includes combating over-packaging and a comprehensive commitment to ethical buying. Mark co-founded the company in 1995 with five entrepreneurs including wife Mo, and is the driving force behind the business working as part of the product development team creating hair, skincare & body creams and spa treatments.
Simon Duffy MBE, founder of Bulldog Skincare for Men: Bulldog makes male skincare, beard and shaving products. The idea for Bulldog was born in 2005 when Simon noticed that there were no straightforward skincare options for men. Bulldog launched in the UK in 2007, started to export in 2010, and today can be found in 25 countries. Bulldog products use amazing natural ingredients, are certified by Cruelty Free International, and are suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Sherrille Riley, Founder/Director of Nails & Brows Beauty Edit Mayfair Boutique: Sherille comes from a family of female entrepreneurs, having watched her mother, grandmother and great-aunt run their own small businesses. Inspired by the family trend, and after two decades of hands-on work as a beautician in London’s luxury beauty salons, she decided to set up Nails & Brows Mayfair. The salon quickly became the go-to destination for Royalty, A-list celebrities and Beauty Editors alike. In 2017, she also launched a brow collection that went on to win two accolades within months along with fantastic reviews, leading to coverage in Vogue, Daily Mail, Grazia, Sunday Times, Harper’s Bazaar and Hello Magazine.
Moderated by Nadine Dereza, Journalist and TV Broadcaster.
Screenings of the event will take place at Business & IP Centres across the UK. Follow all the action and tweet your questions on #BIPCFeelgood
You can also watch the event live on webcast here:
This event is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)