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Ellie Tidy

Intro

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.

12 years ago her Guinot Mary Cohr journey started when she joined the training school and after gaining her teaching qualification became a Regional Trainer. After 4 years on the road delivering training courses across the UK and Ireland , Ellie returned to the Ascot base as Training Development Manager. In 2015 Ellie was offered the position of Franchise Development Manager bringing her operational knowledge and industry expertise to Guinot’s growing franchise network. Ellie is now the first point of contact for a prospective franchisee and is responsible for the recruitment of new and development of existing franchise salons.

In 2016 Ellie became the first person within the beauty sector to achieve a QFP (Qualified Franchise Professional). As a QFP Ellie holds the only nationally recognised qualification specific to the franchising industry. Awarded by the British Franchise Association (bfa), it signifies a highly developed level of expertise and experience in franchising and a thorough understanding of its complexities, ethical standards and best practices. In addition to heading up the franchise department, Ellie line manages the two company owned sites focusing on the commercial and operational aspects of the daily salon business.