Monday, October 24, 2005

CEW Achiever Awards 2005

The UK CEW group (Cosmetic Executive Women) held its 4th Annual Achiever Awards last week at Claridge's in London. The awards were sponsored by World Duty Free and supported by Eve magazine, The London College of Beauty Therapy, Quest International, JSL Concepts and Headmasters Salons. A Lifetime Achiever award was presented to Barbara Hulanicki, founder of BIBA, the legendary 1960s fashion brand. She joins a prestige group of industry greats who have received this award, including Mary Quant and Vivien Westwood. Among other Achiever Award winners was Susan Taylor, MD of Elizabeth Arden and a founding member of CEW (UK). Leslie Kenton, a pioneering authority on alternative health and beauty, also received a CEW (UK) Achiever Award. Also among the winners was Chrissy Rucker, founder of the White Company, one of the UK's most successful and fastest growing businesses. For the first time a man was recognised in the awards, as Richard Bradley received a Special Industry Award for his services as chairman of Look Good ... Feel Better, the cosmetic industry charity which proactively helps raise the morale of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments. The CEW Members' Achievement Award was won by Nancy Cruickshank, MD of Handbag.com.