Image: Salon of the Year Winner, Francesco Group Northwich
Award-winning salon collective, Francesco Group, recently gathered at the Monastry in Manchester to celebrate a wonderfully successful year at their annual business awards ceremony.
The night began with a drinks reception before M.D of Francesco Group, Ben Delicompagni, took to the stage to welcome 300 team members from all 32 Francesco Group salons, encouraging everyone to get involved via social media using the #TimetoShine. Following a sit-down meal, Wella key account elite manager, Alison Black, joined Delicompagni on stage to present the awards.
The night proved a great success for all of the Francesco Group salons with many of the salons picking up multiple awards.
The much-coveted award for Salon of the Year was presented by Wella M.D, Daniel Minney, and went to the Northwich salon who also picked up the prize for Reception Team of the Year – winners of both categories for the second year running. The other big winners on the night were the Knowle salon who were presented with the award for Technical Team of the Year and the award for Retailer of the Year went to Francesco Group’s Birmingham salon.
As well as a great night for the salons it was also a successful night for individual members of the Francesco Group team. Apprentice Maria McCormick from the Bridle Road in Stafford was presented with the award for Apprentice of the Year. The Streetly salon had a hugely successful evening with Megan Cowley picking up the award for Newcomer of the Year and Leigh Middleton from Buxton picking up Salon Trainer of the Year. The highly anticipated award for Stylist of the Year went to Kate O’Sullivan from Francesco Group Church Lane.
Salon of the Year – Francesco Group Northwich
Retailer of the Year – Francesco Group Birmingham
Technical Team of the Year – Francesco Group Knowle
Stylist of the Year – Kate O’Sullivan, Francesco Group Church Lane, Stafford
Reception Team of the Year – Francesco Group Northwich
Newcomer of the Year – Megan Cowley, Francesco Group Streetly
Apprentice of the Year – Maria McCormick, Francesco Group Bridle Road, Stafford
Salon Trainer of the Year – Leigh Middleton, Francesco Group Buxton