Top beauty therapist honoured by the Queen

Beauty therapist and 2015 World Skills gold winner Rianne Chester has been recognised by the Queen on her birthday honours list.

Chester, from Warrington, was awarded a British Empire Medal for her services to skills. She won the gold award for Beauty Therapy at the World Skills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil last year.

Chester also picked up the Albert Vidal Award for the most points won across the whole competition – the first Brit to take home the accolade. She currently runs her business Beauty by Rianne from The Loft Beauty and Training, in Warrington town centre.