8 Northumberland Ave, London:
A spectacular venue for the annual President’s Night, and after a drinks reception arrival, the great hall became a fitting backdrop for an evening of glamour and inspiration. Errol Douglas MBE began the evening with a reflection on his last two years as The Fellowship President. Errol recognised the importance of UK hairdressing and global awareness, as well as also making a touching tribute to the late Richard Mayhew with a moment of reflection in a one minute silence.
Edward Hemmings took to the stage for the tailor made training package of The Christofer Mann Step Up and Shine Scholarship. The opportunity is for one lucky individual, and this year Sophie Freegard was announced as the winner in association with The National Hairdressers Federation. A fabulous dinner then followed, and an opportunity to reflect on the past year and the activities of The Fellowship.
Errol introduced a showstopping catwalk show through the great hall, with some beautiful hair and fabulous choreography, before welcoming to the stage to award Bruno Marc for his outstanding dedication to F.A.M.E. Team mentoring over the past 5 years and its outstanding successes. Karine Jackson was also awarded with a medal for her devotion to Chancellery activities, a first for The Fellowship and well deserved for both Bruno and Karine. History was again made, as Errol presented our Chairman, Hellen Ward, with the first ribbon of office acknowledging her sheer hard work and dedication for The Fellowship.
Following the F.A.M.E. Teams Loyal Toast, and Errol’s ‘strut film’ it was then time for him to thank so many individuals and teams that have supported him in his time as President. Recognition was given to Fellowship Brands; Brand Leaders; The Fellowship Magazine; The Fellowship Office Team; Errol’s individual team; and the esteemed council. With this reflection in mind, he introduced Bruno Marc as the New President for The Fellowship. Bruno Marc, President, said “My wish is that every hairdresser is given the opportunity to experience what The Fellowship offers, and I am looking forward to working with all of you”.
The night wasn’t over before Hellen Ward announced Errol Douglas as the very first Ambassador for the Fellowship, a tribute to his hard work, and a role that will continue to spread the word, and will see the recognition grow outside of London and the South East. A wonderful accolade for all Errol has achieved in the two years as President, and a big congratulations goes out to him as well as the new President, Marc Anthony, from everyone at The Journal!