Queen honours beauty moguls with MBEs
The Queen has recognised several women from the world of beauty in her birthday honours list this year, which was published on June 8.
Caroline Neville, president of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) and Judy Naaké, founder of tanning brand St Tropez, were among those recognised for their contribution to the beauty industry and society as a whole.
Both women were appointed as Members of the Order of the British Empire due to their dedication to advancing UK beauty businesses and their encouragement of female entrepreneurs.
Neville, president of CEW for over 20 years, was recognised for her charitable work including her partnership with The Eve Appeal, a foundation building awareness and funding research into gynaecological cancers.
So far CEW has raised over £250,000 and established the Get Lippy campaign, encouraging women and men alike to talk about the signs and symptoms of the disease. Speaking of the award Neville said it was a ‘’tremendous honour.’’
Judy Naaké, who was the first UK distributor of St Tropez tanning products, sold her business for £70 million after being diagnosed with cancer. She has since turned her focus to charity work and said of the honour, “I have focused my career on trying to help individuals and businesses through my own life experiences and it is so lovely to be commended for this.”
Other industry names recognised include beauty brand founders, Charlotte Tilbury, who has been awarded an MBE for services to entrepreneurship and Jo Malone, awarded a CBE (Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) for services to the British economy.
Image (left to right): Naaké and Neville