“We are launching a much needed Trade Hub on our website end of this month that will support business owners, and we will also be focused this year on talent, recruitment and mentoring as well as shining a light on the fantastic careers available to young people,” she added.
British Beauty Council COO Helena Grzesk, MBE told European Spa: “We’ve chosen to focus on growth – in respect of growing talent, the size and breadth of the sector as a whole and growth as a sector in terms of changing attitudes, perceptions and business models with a greater focus on diversity, equality and inclusion and sustainability.
“We need to be nurturing the professionals of the future across all areas of personal care, in order to continue to be at the forefront of innovation when it comes to our industry. To continue generating the £28 billion the beauty industry contributes to the UK’s GDP requires targeted investment in the product creators, formulation technologists, clinical scientists, manufacturing specialists, packaging technicians of the future.
“We need to challenge the misconceptions that careers within our industry are fall-back for careers for underachievers. Far from it. Looking beyond the UK, in particular post-Brexit, seeking out and nurturing future talent is also essential if we are to not only maintain but grow the UK’s global reputation as a leader in this space,” she added.