Amanda Lodge-Stewart named NHBF president

The National Hair & Beauty Federation has announced Amanda Lodge-Stewart, director of Link Training Academy, as its new president.

Lodge-Stewart was elected by the NHBF board. Joining her are new elected NHBF board members Jamie Mettyear, owner of Mettyear’s Day Spa in Kent; Samantha Cunningham, director of Shine hair salon in Southampton; and Joanne Johnson, owner of Bliss Hair Design in Ashton Under Lyne.

Carolyn Sweeney, business coach and owner of Creations salon in Cheichester, was re-elected to the board for a second term.

The new president and board members have been elected for a three-year term and were installed at the NHBF’s Annual General Meeting in London on Sunday, January 29.

NHBF President Amanda Lodge-Stewart commented:“It is a great privilege to be appointed to act on your behalf, representing our thoughts, feelings and ambitions for our hair, barbering and beauty sector.

“As the NHBF president, I will focus on raising the quality, culture and reputation of our sector, I will explore issues around business growth and sustainability for the benefit of our employers, business owners and members.

"I will actively seek feedback and input from members on the issues we face and the priorities for our businesses and will represent us wholeheartedly in sector debate, driving policy change, which is led by the industry, for the industry.”

The board works closely with the in-house NHBF team, led by chief executive Richard Lambert, along with Caroline Larissey, director of quality and standards, Tina Beaumont, membership director, and others.

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