To demonstrate our commitment to meeting employers’ needs in the Beauty, Nails, Spa, Media Make-up and Complementary Therapies sectors we formed our Industry Advisory Board (IAB).

The IAB comprises employers, Professional Associations and product houses to ensure that we have the rigour, quality and content needed in all that we do to support young people to progress.

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Alicia Hayes - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Guinot

Alicia is the Training Development Manager for Guinot Mary Cohr UK, developing the treatment and commercial retail standard division for Franchise and UK Salons and Spas...

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Andrea Landsbury - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Benefit

Andrea Lansbury has spent the last 17 years within the senior management team of LVMH, the world’s largest luxury goods Group, where she is currently HR Director for Benefit Cosmetics...

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Brenda Griffin - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - BCI

Brenda came late in to the beauty industry in her 30s while living in Hong Kong. She studied at the prestigious Frederique Deleage French Beauty School. She went on to manage the beauty department of Jacques Dessagne in HK...

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Candice Gardner - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Dermalogica

Candice Gardner has a specialist interest in connecting skin science and product technology with the practicalities of professional skin care. With 25 years’ industry experience...

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Ellie Tidy - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Guinot

Ellie is the Franchise Development Manager for Guinot Mary Cohr UK, the first professional skincare brand in the UK & Ireland to offer a High Street Beauty Salon franchise opportunity. Prior to her franchise role, Ellie had a successful career in the professional beauty industry, working as a beauty therapist within the UK and internationally in Australia and China...

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Faye Dean - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Sanctum Beauty

Faye Dean, owner of Sanctum Beauty, has built up her beauty therapy business and reputation since 6th April 2012, with one very specific goal in mind – ‘To provide our clients with the very best treatments available...

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Gill Morris - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Sterex

Gill Morris is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Charted Marketer, an author of 3 textbooks, chair of C&G National Advisory Committee for Beauty, an international trainer and presenter and currently Director of Commercial Development for Sterex...

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Jacquie Slater - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Dermalogica

Jacquie is a professional skin therapist, trainer, educator and writer. As Education Training Manager for Dermalogica, Jacquie is responsible for maintaining educational standards...

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Julie McFadden - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - FHT

Julie worked in various roles within the insurance industry, from claims assessor to managing a team of claims auditors, for 23 years...

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Karen Wilkinson - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Bannatyne Health Club & Spa

Karen Wilkinson joined the Bannatyne Group in 2007 as national spa manager, before becoming group head of spa in 2012. Bannatyne now operates 38 spas in its health clubs and hotels with a further six due to open in 2017...

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Sarah Fillaudeau - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Hale Country Club & Spa

I started out in the hair and beauty industry as an apprentice, once qualified I set sail for working for Coiffeur Transocean and guess what? Sailing around the world doing my dream job on board the love boat…

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Susan Cressy - City & Guilds Industry Advisory Board - Susan Cressy Spa & Beauty

Susan Cressy is a leading Beauty Therapy Author, Practitioner and Education Consultant. She has 45 years experience working within the industry and at various levels in teaching...

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