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New Chair and Vice-Chair introduced for The Fellowship for British Hairdressing


The Fellowship for British Hairdressing is delighted to announce Barry Stephens as Chair and Andreas Stavrou as Vice-Chair.

Barry and Andreas take over from Simon Shaw and Kerry Mather respectively, each of whom have now accomplished their two-year tenures.

Collectively, Barry and Andreas deliver a wealth of expertise from inside hairdressing and the broader world of expertise.  They be part of President Ken Picton, Chancellor Ashleigh Hodges, and the Fellowship Council of their mission to proceed the Fellowship’s drive in direction of being absolutely inclusive and accessible because it appears in direction of its 75th anniversary in 2021.

New approaches to membership, sponsorship and dwell and digital activations are being put into place throughout the Fellowship, for a complete modernisation of the organisation which honours its historical past and traditions whereas offering a contemporary, dynamic interpretation of its two key pillars of creativity and alternative.

Barry Stephens

The imaginative and prescient consists of elevated on-line touchpoints for accessible schooling and inspiration, a brand new method to membership pricing and constructions and up to date alternatives for sponsors to point out their assist.  All of that is devised to create a higher and broader group for the Fellowship, representing the up to date face of British hairdressing by means of salons and people throughout the nation.

Barry Stephens was elected to the Fellowship Council in 2019 shortly after his firm, Mutu, turned company sponsors. Launched in 2006, Mutu has since turn into one of many UK’s main salon telecoms software program firms. An opportunity dialog with a salon proprietor pal led Barry to the hairdressing business, having beforehand labored in building at Board Director degree and making a hosted telecoms resolution for the retail sector in 2002. This different expertise, plus a ardour for development, makes Barry completely positioned to assist usher in a brand new period for the Fellowship.

“I couldn’t have been prouder than after I was elected to the Council and located myself ready alongside different Council Members to have the ability to assist salon house owners to assist them construct profitable, worthwhile companies,” says Barry Stephens.

As he now takes up his new place as Chair of the Fellowship, Barry goes on so as to add: “It’s such an thrilling time to be a part of the Fellowship, particularly as we proceed to construct our digital presence on all platforms and additional to interact with a wider, youthful viewers. I can’t wait to see what the long run has in retailer for our rising membership and our ever-loyal sponsors.”

Andreas Stavrou

Andreas Stavrou is a well-recognized Fellowship face, as former Vice President beneath each Bruno Marc and Karine Jackson. In his earlier function, Andreas labored intently with the F.A.M.E. Staff to create life-changing alternatives, in addition to working with sponsors and members to drive the organisation ahead.

“I’m honoured by my appointment as Vice-Chair. Right here on the Fellowship we’re devoted to sustaining and advancing the requirements of British hairdressing and are absolutely targeted on supporting the expertise of the long run. We’re inclusive, numerous and share by means of creativity and alternative” says Andreas Stavrou.

With 30 years of expertise in hairdressing, Andreas combines his classical business coaching with a ardour for mentoring rising expertise – making him completely positioned to proceed the Fellowship’s drive to attraction to a various membership.                                                                                                                                                                    

Because the Fellowship for British Hairdressing continues to develop and transfer into new areas because it helps its members by means of the New Regular, the new-look Council guarantees to offer assist, power and loads of alternatives for members to proceed to develop and strengthen their companies, collectively.


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