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October 2010

The 9th Annual CEW(UK) Achiever Awards 2010

The 9th Annual CEW(UK) Achiever Awards took place on Monday October 11th at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower and was voted the best ever.  

A packed audience listened to some inspirational, heartfelt and sometimes even emotional speeches at the 9th Annual CEW(UK) Achiever Awards. The Beauty Industry's biggest night out was a truly glamorous and enjoyable affair when six women and one man received specific recognition for their contributions to the industry. 

Cosmetic Executive Women (UK) were proud to announce their Achievers for 2010.

Lifetime Achiever 2010:
Andrea Jung, Chairman and Chief Executive, Avon Products Inc. personally accepted the CEW (UK) Lifetime Achiever Award for 2010.  Andrea Jung is a woman who represents the absolute elite in the beauty industry.  She is head of the world’s biggest direct sales business, Avon, and the longest serving female CEO on the Fortune 500. Andrea joined Avon in 1994 as President for Product Marketing in the US after holding Senior Vice President positions at luxury department store chains Neiman Marcus and I Magnin and Company.  As Avon approaches its 125th anniversary next year, the company remains as committed as ever to empowering women worldwide.

Special Industry Award 2010:
Robin Vincent, Managing Director, Clarins UK Ltd, joined Yardley in 1959 as a salesman and discovered a real passion for the industry.  In 1983 he set up the Clarins UK company which in his own words was  “The start of the best 27 years of my commercial life – so far!”. His work with the brand and linked programmes meant Clarins has successfully held the No 1 skin care spot in the UK for 22 uninterrupted years

Achiever Awards 2010:     
Michelle Feeney, CEO of St. Tropez,
has transformed the company into a global beauty business over the last 3 years and successfully positioned St. Tropez as a skin finishing brand that is culturally relevant, and fashionable. Michelle’s commitment to CSR is as strong as ever and has seen St. Tropez raise over £200,000 for the Princes Trust.
Angela Rowley, General Manager of Estée Lauder and Tom Ford Beauty, UK and Ireland has had a celebrated career in the beauty industry and her credentials are second to none.  Currently driving the award-winning Estee Lauder brand since 2004, and Tom Ford Beauty brand she has delivered consistent growth making them leading luxury beauty brands. .
Kate Shapland, Beauty Editor of the Telegraph Media Group, has achieved a vast following via her award-winning weekly column in the Saturday Telegraph Magazine and Telegraph website over the past 8 yrs.  Her particular skill lies in combining coverage of the biggest brands and trends alongside brand discovery pieces, surfacing many emerging and unknown brands for her readers.
Sian Sutherland, Founding Partner - Chief of Mama Mio, founded Mama Mio in 2005 with three partners, creating a range of facial quality skincare for the body, addressing the needs of women at any age and every life stage.  Under Sian’s inspirational direction, Mama Mio has grown into 800 stores in 8 countries, with Mama Mio treatments in over 150 spas.

Members' Achiever Finalists 2010:

Rebecca and Clare Hopkins, Co-Founders and Directors of Balance Me
Rebecca Hopkins co-founded the award winning Balance Me in 2005 with her sister Clare and is now growing an international following. The girls were thrilled to be awarded their first ‘Beauty Oscar’ at this year’s CEW(UK) Beauty Awards, where their super-moisturising hand cream won ‘Best new certified organic skincare product, prestige.’
Annalise Quest, General Merchandise Manager, Beauty, Harrods
As General Merchandise Manager for Beauty at Harrods, global beauty expert Annalise manages the most successful and keenly watched beauty business in the world.  Under her leadership, the Beauty division has experienced yearly double-digit growth. Respected for her business acumen, creativity and dynamism, Annalise is also well known for her positivity, charisma and flair for nurturing new talent.
Tracy Van Heusden, Senior Beauty Buyer, House of Fraser
When Tracy moved to the UK she joined the beauty buying team at Harvey Nichols. . She helped the beauty offering at Harvey Nichols to continue to go from strength to strength. Now, at House of Fraser, her focus is to ensure beauty meets the needs of today’s busy women - and men - and she plans to make House of Fraser the beauty destination on the high street. Tracy is Chairwoman of COPRA and is also on the Fifi sub-committee.
Lena White, Managing Director, Lena White Limited
Lena’s path to success began in 1976, when she established her home-based nail salon business in Hertfordshire. She travelled to the US to source what the UK was desperately missing, and she found it in OPI! Not only did she bring the world’s greatest hand and nail care specialist to the UK, she triggered global domination for the brand in 80 countries outside of the US. To this day, Lena White Limited remains a family-run business and the biggest distributor of OPI in the world.

The Members' Achiever Award winner went to Annalise Quest, General Merchandise Manager, Beauty, Harrods.

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