Date Posted: Monday 1st July 2019
Last week, DIARY directory hosted its first event, supported by Endaba Group, aimed at small beauty brand founders, 'Looking To Grow Your Beauty Business?'.
Held in members club 12 Hay Hill (Mayfair, London), we welcomed over 60 beauty brands who enjoyed a panel discussion with key industry experts, followed by a Q&A and networking drinks.
Brands which attended included EF Medispa, Comfort Zone, Five Diot Botanics, Hunter Grace London, HARLEY, Africology, Gallinée, 72 Hair, London Grace, along with many other established and start-up beauty brands.
The line up included: Millie Kendall MBE - CEO of British Beauty Council, Co-founder at BeautyMART and BRANDstand Communications; Finance Expert Bobby Lane; Experienced CEO Tracey Woodward; and strategic leadership and business growth consultant Reece Williams.
We discussed the future of this growing sector, the current economy and Brexit, the importance of a business plan and the most common mistakes when setting up a business, minimising risk and maximising growth, PR & Marketing on a start-up budget, technology vs beauty, how to attract the customer of the future, and creating a brand for the conscious consumer.
'I found it really informative, with lots of credible, relevant advice from highly respected experts. The relaxed approach made it a really enjoyable evening.'
'Being at a dedicated beauty event felt so special and reaffirmed my decision that starting my brand was 100% the right thing to do. and always a bonus speaking to other incredible women!'
‘It was great, very inspiring and good networking!’
‘Thank you for an amazing event! So helpful - wished I attended this two years ago. Keep it up!'
'Thank you so much for inviting me to the first ever Diary Directory event, and congratulations on bringing together such an impressive panel of leading industry experts - it was super interesting to hear their insights!'
It was a fab event, events like this can be intimidating, but the panelists all introduced themselves and spoke to everyone which is a great touch, the hosts were lovely and felt that everyone was genuinely interested in offering help and giving pearls of wisdom'
'It was useful for me as a relative newcomer to the beauty industry to learn from the experts and network with people, as I made some good contacts I’ll be following up.'
'It was a super event - the speakers were really world class and shared thoughts based on their experience on an amazing variety of topics. I loved the venue and made some fantastic contacts - it was a really welcoming crowd. Thanks for organising and I'll definitely be back!'
Due to the success of our first event, we plan to hold more educational and networking opportunities for our fashion, beauty and lifestyle audience. If you would be interested in attending please email DIARY directory editor Holly Buckley, and please do share with us any topics or discussions you would like to learn.
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